President Seattle Mariners Chuck Armstrong was named President and Chief Operating Officer of the Seattle Mariners on June 29, 1992. Armstrong was previously president of the Mariners from 1983 to 1989. He also served as Interim Athletic Director for the University of Washington in 1991. Born and raised in Louisville, Chuck 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, Chuck joined a major West Coast law firm in 1970. From 1977 to1980, 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, CA, real estate investment company.