Dennis W. Archer Jr., is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of sixteen42 ventures, the parent company to several operating companies and strategic investments, including Archer Corporate Services, Ignition Media Group, and Central Kitchen + Bar.
Archer sits on the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Executive Committee and is chair of its Racial Justice and Economic Equality Committee. He served as the past chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference, and the 2019 and 2020 Detroit Policy Conferences. He is a founder and the chairman of the Paradise Valley Foundation and sits on the boards of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Dennis W. Archer Foundation, Citizen Detroit, and the Wayne County Youth and Senior Education Board.
Archer also serves on Independent Bank Corporation’s audit and loan committees, the General Motors Inclusion Advisory Board and Supplier Council, HealthRise’s Board of Advisors, and the Wayne County Airport Authority.
Archer earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan and has a certification in the NMSDC Advanced Management Education Program from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.