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Johné Battle, EdD, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Dr. Johné Battle is lauded for his leadership in retail and diversity as a corporate executive at Dollar General Corporation

Dr. Battle's primary objective at Dollar General is to have the retail chain become the most inclusive retailer worldwide, which he believes is within reach.

    LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, January 22, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Johné Battle, EdD, has been inducted into Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Representing Dollar General Corporation as a senior vice president and chief diversity officer, Dr. Battle has been in the retail space with the organization since 2020 and works to create and drive a diverse corporate culture. Dr. Battle formerly worked for Korn Ferry as an associate client partner from 2018 to 2020. Dr. Battle also served as a global director of talent development for Johnson Controls between 2017 and 2018, throughout which he successfully implemented an executive development academy that contributed to improving its overall performance.

Dr. Battle's primary objective at Dollar General is to have the retail chain become the most inclusive retailer worldwide, which he believes is within reach. As the organization continues to expand, the company's goal is to foster a workplace that prioritizes values, respect, and the support of its employees. Likewise, Dr. Battle is focused on ensuring that customers feel equally appreciated via an inclusive shopping experience. Aside from his corporate obligations, he has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Webster University's graduate school since 2011.

Throughout his career, Dr. Battle has also worked for Walmart, Gridiron Technologies LLC, and L3Technologies, and has made significant impacts on such organizations as Capital One, Delta, UPS, Sephora, and Target, much of which he attests to his inclusive leadership and supportive and encouraging work culture. Additionally, Dr. Battle found success in the entertainment industry, working with several renowned artists while employed by Warner Records from 1993 to 1996, and was instrumental in a startup venture that involved transforming the John Madden video game into a more sophisticated, 3D virtual reality simulator.

Passionate about civic and educational initiatives, Dr. Battle has served as a student-athlete mentor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and as a task force for alignment volunteer at his alma mater, the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He has also been active with his local Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bayside Community Church and as a member of the Emory University Alumni Association.

Dr. Battle is a founding partner and CEO of the Inclusion Genius Factory, LLC, which is a boutique consulting firm committed to helping leaders in all industries, build intentional inclusive engagement, grow the collective genius of their teams, and enhance their lives through personal development. The company's success is defined by the number of people whose lives are changed by a message of inclusion. Through a variety of mediums including live events, zone of genius assessments, publishing, syndicated columns, internal and external media campaigns, podcasts, and digital products, The Inclusion Genius Factory uses real world application to empower leaders to win at life and their chosen profession.

Dr. Battle received an undergraduate degree from Mercer University in 2008, a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in 2010, a Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and a Doctor of Education in work-based learning leadership from The Wharton School in 2020. Additionally, he earned numerous professional designations, including certification as an intercultural development inventory qualified administrator through IDI LLC in 2019, education leadership certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission in 2017, and business education certification and marketing education certification through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission in 2014. Dr. Battle is affiliated with the Atlanta Chapter of OCA, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Omicron Lambda Leadership.

In recognition of his success, Dr. Battle was named as One of the Top 15 Chief Diversity Officers in 2023 by Diversity Global Magazine. He was also recognized three times as One of the Top 100 Chief Diversity Officers by National Diversity & Leadership Council, with an Inclusive Innovators Who Mean Business Award in Inclusion Magazine, Creative Artist Agency (CAA), was named as One of the Top 50 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Officers in the Country in the Los Angeles Times, and as One of the Top 50 Influencers in Forbes Magazine. Moreover, Dr. Battle has earned recognition in articles in the Los Angeles Times and on the covers of Inclusion Magazine and Diversity Professional Magazine.

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