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Krannert Executive Forum - Chuck Armstrong

Chuck Armstrong

Chuck Armstrong

President (Retired)
Seattle Mariners

Chuck Armstrong was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Mariners from 1992 until he retired this past January 31st.  Armstrong was previously president of the Mariners from 1983 to 1989, and served a total of 28 seasons as President of the Mariners.  He also served as Interim Athletic Director for the University of Washington in 1991.

Armstrong was active in numerous Major League Baseball committees, including serving on the board of directors of MLB Enterprises, Inc., the 14 member Commissioner’s Special Committee for On-Field Matters, MLB International a Committee and the Commissioner’s Ticketing Review Committee.

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Armstrong earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 1964 from Purdue University where he was recognized as Outstanding Senior Man.  He graduated from Stanford University Law School in 1967 and then served over three years on active duty in the U. S. Navy.

Following his tour in the Navy, Armstrong joined a major Los Angeles law firm in 1970.  From 1977 to 1980 he was president of a leading national furniture manufacturer and importer.  From 1980 to 1983, he served as president and chief executive officer of Arnel Management, an Orange County, California, real estate investment company.

Armstrong and his wife, Susan, make their home in Medina, Washington.  They have three children: daughter Dorrie and her husband Ryan Schneider are both English professors at Purdue, daughter Katherine and husband Mark Hochstetler, and a son, Chuck.  The Armstrongs also have four grandchildren: twin granddaughters, Emerson and Mallory, a granddaughter Audrey and a grandson, Matthew.  The Armstrongs are active in numerous civic, charitable and educational activities.