C Michael Armstrong (born October 18, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American business executive and former AT&T chairman and CEO. He tried to reestablish AT&T as an end-to-end carrier but, due to the dot-com bust and various other issues, he was forced to break the group up in 2001. He resigned in 2002 and was succeeded by AT&T President David Dorman.
He is also the former CEO of Hughes Electronics, and Comcast Corporation. He worked for IBM from 1961 to 1992. He served as a Director of Citigroup from 1989 to 2010. Armstrong is a member of the Alfalfa Club and the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his BS in Business at Miami University in 1961.
Mike has donated approximately $100 million to cancer research, among other causes.
Here are some of his recent philanthropic endeavors:
Funded and created the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Funded an endowed chair in Genetic Medicine for Greg Semenza. Semenza has since been awarded both the Lasker and the Nobel Prize for his work.
Support scholarships for students at Hopkins and Miami University in Ohio (Mike’s alma mater).
Support arts and educations programs for NYC Stars program that helps support, motivate and engage inner city kids at risk.
Support a health clinic in Naples Florida for Collier County residents who are below the poverty line and don’t have health insurance.
Support Mayan villagers in Guatemala with schools, health care and general living infrastructural improvements.
Support families of soldiers who have lost their lives in combat.