Mike Armstrong is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health System Corporation and Hospital. He is the retired Chairman and Director Emeritus of Comcast Corporation and the former Chairman and CEO of AT&T and Hughes Electronics. Prior to these positions he spent more than three decades with IBM. Beginning as a systems engineer, he rose through the ranks to become Chairman of the Board of the IBM World Trade Corporation.
Born October 18, 1938, in Detroit, Armstrong earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics from Miami University of Ohio in 1961 and completed the advanced management curriculum at Dartmouth Institute in 1976. He was awarded honorary doctor of laws degrees from Pepperdine University in 1997, Loyola Marymount University in 1998, Shenandoah University in 2004, Miami University in 2007, and a Doctor of Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2000.
An active supporter of higher education and community activities, Armstrong is Vice Chairman, Johns Hopkins University, and Chair of the Corporate/Foundation Campaign at Miami University. He is co-founder and past President of ABC (A Better Chance) in Darien, CT and past President of the Darien, CT YMCA. He is a member of The All Stars Advisory Board in NYC.
Armstrong is the former Chairman of the President’s Export Council (President Clinton), the U.S.-Japan Business Council, and the FCC’s Network Reliability and Interoperability Council. He is a former member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable where he served as chairman of the Homeland Security Task Force, The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and The Defense Policy Advisory Committee and Visiting Professor, MIT Sloan School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Conference Board.
Armstrong serves on the board of directors of IHS (Information Handling Services), Parsons Corporation, IDS, The Philharmonic Center for the Arts (Naples, FL), the Forum Club of Southwest Florida and the Telluride Foundation. He is senior advisor and at SV Investment Partners and Tudor Venture Capital.