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.
Gayla Robbins Mair is the VP of Operations at the J. Archer Insurance Group. Gayla received her B.S in Chemistry from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and her M.A. in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University in New York, NY. Mrs. Mair is an active member of The Links, Incorporated and currently lives in Houston, TX with her husband, Dorian Watford-Mair.
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.
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.
Louis Guerrero is an accomplished accountant, cook, and fitness enthusiast.Trying new restaurants throughout the year, Guerrero enjoys different cuisines with friends and family to bond with and build strong relationships.
Having a strong foundation of financial accounting, Guerrero is layered with experience and education giving him a well rounded understanding of business finances. Through financials Louis strives to give the best advice and inspire people to to set bold goals with clear and strategic direction.
At age 31, Guerrero has established himself as a consultant and mentor. He is happiest when he is with his life partner building a life together in his hometown Houston, Texas.
Julia Reyes is a bilingual CSR Asst/Operations Asst at the J. Archer Insurance Group with over six years of outstanding customer service experience. Julia is a graduate from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. She is a born and raised Houstonian, married with two beautiful kids. She enjoys helping her community and meeting new people. Julia strives to give the best service to all her clients and is excited to service all your insurance needs.