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|John T. Chambers|
Chambers at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2013
|Born||John Thomas Chambers
August 23, 1949
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
|Residence||Los Altos Hills, California, USA|
|Alma mater||West Virginia University
|Occupation||Executive Chairman of Cisco Systems|
|Salary||$21 Million USD in (2013)|
When Chambers was nine years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Aided by a therapist, Chambers learned to cope with his disability.
EducationHe holds a bachelor of science / Bachelor of Arts degree in business and a law degree from West Virginia University and a master of business administration degree in finance and management from Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. Previously, he also attended the School of Engineering at Duke University from 1967 to 1968.
CareerAfter obtaining his MBA, Chambers began his career in technology sales at IBM 1976–1983 when he was 27 years old. In 1983, when he was 34 years old he moved to Wang Laboratories. There, he became the Vice President of U.S. Operations in 1987. Wang had gone from a $2 billion profit in 1989 to a $700 million loss in 1990. In 1991,when he was 42 years old he left Wang and joined Cisco in 1991. Cisco went public on February 16, 1990.
On July 27, 2015, Chuck Robbins replaced Chambers as CEO of Cisco Systems.
Chambers served on the Board of Directors of myCFO.
PersonalChambers and his wife Elaine have two children, Lindsay and John.
Political contributionsChambers has made political donations totaling over $180,000 to the Democratic Party and over $1,000,000 to the Republican Party. He served as a co-chair in Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential bid.
Since 2010 Chambers has also served as a Commissioner for the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, which leverages broadband technologies as a key enabler for social and economic development.
AwardsChambers has received various awards and honors for corporate philanthropy.
- CNN's Top 25 Most Powerful People
- Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People"
- Clinton Global Citizen Award
- U.S. State Department Top Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship
- 2009 Silicon Valley Education Foundation Pioneer Business Leader Award
- 2012 Franklin Institute's Bower Award for Business Leadership