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Dennis W. Archer Jr.

CEO, Ignition Media Group; Founding Partner, Archer Corporate Services

Dennis W. Archer Jr. is the chief executive officer of Ignition Media Group, a leading integrated marketing agency, and president and founding partner of Archer Corporate Services (ACS). Archer’s hospitality holding company, Congress Hospitality, is creator and managing partner of Central Kitchen + Bar. Archer is also a real estate developer who is dedicated to giving back to Detroit and the surrounding areas.

Archer’s civic and philanthropic involvement includes past chairman of the Detroit Regional Chamber Board of Directors where he also sits on the executive committee and chaired the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference, and the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Detroit Policy Conferences. In 2020, Archer was appointed co-chair of the Chamber’s Racial Justice and Economic Equality Steering Committee. 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, CitizenDetroit, and the Wayne County Sheriff Youth and Senior Education Fund Board. Archer also serves on the General Motors Inclusion Advisory Board (appointed by Mary Barra) and in 2020, was appointed to the Wayne County Airport Authority by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed.

Archer received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. He also has a certification in the NMSDC Advanced Management Education Program from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.