Proven • Precise • Protection
J. Archer Insurance Group is a full service insurance, risk management and consulting firm with proven industry success, precise and customized risk-management solutions, and protection provided by industry-leading carriers and best in class consultants. Whether you are an affluent individual with high value home and luxury auto needs, or a fortune 500 company that values qualified diversity partners with leading risk management expertise, we are your single source solution.
Proven Industry Success
Understanding our client’s business, their industry and their individual needs is our top priority. J. Archer Insurance Group is comprised of two primary divisions: commercial (Archer Commercial Insurance Group); and personal insurance for high net worth and affluent individuals (J. Archer Insurance Services). Archer Commercial’s strong market relationships, advanced technology and comprehensive risk management program, allow us to service clients ranging from budding entrepreneurs entering the marketplace to media moguls with global brands.
Another primary focus of our company is our private client group (J. Archer Insurance Services) which provides comprehensive insurance services for affluent and high net worth individuals. Whether it is insuring their ability to maintain their lifestyle or care for their families beyond their current profession or protecting additional businesses, personal assets or reputation, our agency customizes risk management solutions to provide them with peace of mind. Our clients benefit from our focus and dedication to their specific industry and lifestyle and rely on our advocacy as their trusted advisors.
Precise Risk-Management Standards
Archer Commercial’s unique consultative approach along with our industry expertise and resources, allow us to deliver timely, cost effective, and tailored insurance solutions. Through our in-depth analysis and understanding of our client’s unique risks, we are able to identify solutions to help avoid, manage and mitigate those risks. Our clients are able to make confident and informed decisions that ultimately promote their individual or corporate financial goals being met. Hands-on customer service, uncompromising standards and a consultative approach to educating our clients about the insurance process, has made Archer Commercial a model for what any insured should expect from their insurance agency.
Protection by Industry-Leading Carriers
Our clients enjoy the confidence achieved by protecting their assets with industry-leading insurance carriers and proven risk-management programs. The diversity and financial strength of our carriers ensure that our clients are provided solid insurance solutions. Further, they are able to address and adapt to the complexities and challenges of the lifestyles and industries in which our clients operate. Each of our carriers have an extensive proven record for delivering the largest breadth of coverage and factoring current and future changes that affect our client’s needs or operations -no matter how large or small. Our dedication and promise to each is the same. As an independent agency, our clients have no shortage of alternatives when it comes to insurance carriers and the unique opportunities presented by each of them. Archer Commercial is dedicated to finding the right carrier, with the most expansive coverage for our clients’ unique risks, and at the best value the market offers.
The J. Archer Advantage
Not only do we have in-house best in class consultants and expertise, we have the unique advantage of having certified partnerships with the largest brokers in the world. As an Arthur J. Gallagher Connect Partner, AON Cornerstone and Willis Towers Watson Partner, our clients have complete access to leading risk management and employee benefits expertise as well as unmatched resources.
The J. Archer Way
Community and genuine relationships have been the cornerstones of our growth and overall success. We know small business, because it’s where we started. We have built our business with family in mind, which is the reason why so many of our clients trust that we will provide insurance solutions that will protect theirs.
Our firm’s success can be attributed to our core philosophy rooted in “The J. Archer Way,” 10 tenants innately ingrained in and carried out by our people. The tenants of the J. Archer Way are all based on a genuine care for helping others and our community.
- Above all, our clients needs are placed before our own
- Our goal is to provide leading risk management expertise, superior insurance products, delivered with the highest ethical standards and an unparalleled customer experience
- We are always prepared. It is the only way we can anticipate the needs of our clients
- We value and learn from diverse perspectives and opinions
- We take responsibility and seek growth opportunities – the goal is to improve and add value with each encounter
- We aim to make each team member feel completely supported
- We belong to a single community and we intend to leave it better than we found it
- We aim to educate each client in the simplest way. Our philosophy is that If we cannot explain it simply, we do not understand the subject well enough
- Our philosophy is to treat everyone with compassion & respect
- Our business is built on genuine connections and relationships, that understanding must guide all our interactions
Our Management Team
Johnte’ Archer, JD is the CEO of J. Archer Insurance Group/Archer Commercial Insurance Group, a multi-national independent insurance brokerage. Founded in 2009, the affluent firm, is a notable Arthur J. Gallagher Connect Partner, AON and Willis Towers Watson Diversity Solution partner, an M/WBE firm selected based on their proven capabilities and their track record of exceptional performance. The firm has experience serving the risk management/insurance needs of clients ranging from high net worth individuals to multi-national public and private organizations.
Johnte’ is a proud graduate of the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) and Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, CA where she earned her law degree. She is no stranger to community service and advocacy with roots firmly planted through her membership into the illustrious Epsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in the Spring of 1998. She has a distinguished background as a participant in the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP), The Mickey Leland Congressional Internship Program, and as a Legislative Aide for the US House of Representatives. She is a champion for girls and children evidenced by her early service as a law clerk with the Children’s Law Center in Los Angeles, CA and Guardian Ad Litem work with Child Advocates.
Johnte’ Archer is also the Founder/CEO of The SHE IS A CEO Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to encourage entrepreneurship, enrich character and develop a love for charity among girls. Through its programs, the foundation strives to create entrepreneurs one little girl at a time and support other organizations that educate and enrich the lives of girls. Johnte’ is proud to say that the organization will have served over 1000 middle school girls through its Entrepreneurship Academy, Conference and Pitch competition since its inception in 2015.
Supporting her community, girls and other women in business is Johnte’s passion. She serves as the finance chair for the board of St. John’s Church Downtown, and is a current board member of Temenos CDC/II & III, a community housing development corp. She is a supporter of such charities as The Houston Furniture Bank, The Bread of Life, Inc., Yellowstone Academy, & St. Jude’s to name a few. She also proudly served as a host committee member for the Heroes for Children’s Annual fundraiser for families with children battling Cancer, “Heroes for Handbags.”
Johnte’ has received numerous recognitions including Top 30 Most Influential Women of Houston, The Vanguard Award during Houston’s Iconic fashion week, and was recognized as a Top 10 Women In Business & Top 50 Female Attorney by the National Diversity Council. But above all, her proudest accomplishment is her family, spiritually led by her husband, Ike and grounded by the daily adventures of their 4-year-old son John Christopher.
Richard is a connector and lifelong educator, trainer and business development specialist with over 25 years of experience. His strength is building strategic and fortifying genuine relationships in order foster win, win, win propositions. He brings value to individuals, small businesses, corporations, municipalities and governmental entities by introducing them to the leadership and expertise of the risk managers and consultants of our firm. Most importantly, he promotes The J. Archer Way of doing business, where the culture is client-centric and fueled by exceptional customer experiences.
Sylvia is a bilingual insurance consultant with over 13 years of insurance industry experience and 16 years of providing outstanding customer service. She provides “Exceptional Client Experiences” for our High Net Worth and Personal Lines clients at J. Archer Insurance Group. With the success and growth of each our clients, their transition into high net worth products, expanded coverage and concierge service delivery is vital. Sylvia’s in-depth product knowledge and ability to ask the right questions makes the difference in eliminating gaps in coverage and providing our clients with a comprehensive personal insurance portfolio.
If you are lucky enough to work with Sylvia, you will discover a level of care, follow-through, and quality of work that is second to none. As Sylvia continues to grow her role she is excited to connect with you and is looking forward to servicing all of your personal insurance needs.
Meehui Messina is a Commercial Insurance Account Manager at J. Archer Insurance Group/Archer Commercial insurance Group with over six years of property and casualty insurance experience, and over a decade of customer service experience. She has worked at independent insurance agencies in Texas, the DC Metro Area, and the Mid-Atlantic. Meehui has earned numerous awards and recognition for going above and beyond for her clients. Her number one priority is to provide real and simple solutions to minimize overall business risks, so they can spend more time focusing on maximizing their profits. She is a vital member of our team of trusted advisors, and strives to provide solutions to protect your assets.
She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minor in Risk Management in Insurance. She is a member of Alpha Upsilon chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma, a Risk Management fraternity; the Theta chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the U.S. Honorary National Mathematics Society; and the Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, where the motto is “The reward is in the doing.”
Cynthia Pears is a Senior Account Manager at J. Archer Insurance Group located in Houston, Texas. Cynthia is a graduate of Texas Southern University, where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. She also obtained a Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University. She began her insurance career with American General Life – AIG in 2000 and has since worked for several large insurance corporations. She has almost 20 years of insurance experience in not only life & health account management but also property and casualty.
Cynthia has established and trusted relationships with all of our life and health clients. She is well respected in the industry and by carrier underwriters. She is excited to partner with you to strategically manage your insurance portfolio. You can reach Cynthia directly at 281-849-9531.
Angelica provides comprehensive solutions and advisement to our growing small businesses. Within this niche market she is able to give our small business clients dedicated resources, product knowledge and expertise specific to their needs. As a former CSR Assistant for our larger commercial clients she is well versed to work with clients of any size and provide valuable education to our clients.
Angelica received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Music from the University of North Texas where she learned the importance of cooperation and communication. She works collaboratively with senior account managers and carrier underwriters to ensure that our clients have the best coverage, at the best value and with the best customer experience possible.
Viola Santiago is a bilingual insurance specialist at J. Archer Insurance Group and focuses on small commercial accounts and is also well versed in personal lines. Viola started in the insurance business “by accident” in 1997 and has never looked back. With over 20 years of insurance experience, clients value her wealth of knowledge and the pride she takes in exceeding client expectations. She touts being a “good listener” as one her most valuable assets and is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.
Viola Santiago is a native Texan who grew up in the Stafford and Sugar Land areas of Houston. She is happily married and mom to three beautiful humans. She “loves God, Family, Animals & Cooking!” We are so grateful to have Viola on our team, and we’re certain that you’ll feel the same.
George Ferrel is an accomplished manager with seventeen+ years of experience as a construction safety professional with experience in all aspects of construction safety, health and environmental activities at the general contractor and subcontractor levels. He has direct experience managing large and small scale Environmental, Health and Safety Programs with a strong focus on Safety Management Systems and Behavior Based Safety.
George’s career reflects a proven record of implementing and delivering progressive safety management, processes, and systems and we are privileged to have him on our team. George has certifications including OSHA #502 for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers, Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC), and Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST).