Dennis Archer Jr. gives a dynamic presentation at the 2019 MBN Speaker Series. He shares his life's journey, his business path, and nuggets of success to guide attendees to the next level. He's playing a great role in Detroit's renaissance, and has some advice for Mid-Michigan.
The Michigan Business Network would also like to thank everyone who came out to our hugely successful Speaker Series event on September 4th featuring Dennis Archer Jr. We are most thankful to our sponsors that made this event possible: Cinnaire, Dean Transportation, DTE, Shaheen Chevrolet, Fly Lansing, University Club of MSU, WLNS-TV, Broad College of Business, James B Henry Center for Executive Development, and especially Delta Dental of Michigan for suggesting Mr. Archer. Finally, we thank Dennis for making the time to share his story and insights in his fascinating and engaging presentation.
Dennis W. Archer Jr., an attorney, serves as president and founding partner of Archer Corporate Services (ACS). Archer is also the CEO of Ignition Media Group (IGNITION). In the summer of 2015, he opened Central Kitchen + Bar, an American gastropub in Detroit's First National Building.
Leveraging his background in marketing and advertising, Archer has created a portfolio of companies, each of which has a specific niche it serves. In 2004, he founded ACS along with CEO Mike Carr. Under their leadership, ACS has grown into one of the nation’s leading marketing fulfillment service firms, serving clients such as General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and Michelin.
IGNITION, a boutique integrated marketing agency, specializes in experiential marketing, public relations, event production, and brand strategy for clients including Art Van, Viacom, Triton Properties, Chemico, Michigan Funders, General Motors, and Bacardi North America.
Archer’s civic and philanthropic involvement includes chairing the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference. In addition to serving on the boards of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Dennis W. Archer Foundation, the i.am.angel Foundation, Wish Upon a Teen and Walnut Lake Preschool, Archer serves on the General Motors Diversity Supplier Council the Healthrise board of advisors and as a director of Main Street Bank, where he has served on the audit, loan and CRA committees.
A native Detroiter, he received both his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Michigan. He lives in Detroit with his wife Judge Roberta Archer and their sons, Trey and Chase.
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