Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Erin Archer is a vice president and chief financial officer for Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. As CFO, she directs the investment strategies for Lumina’s nearly $1.4 billion endowment.
Archer is an eight-year veteran of higher education finance, serving as the chief financial officer and vice president of finance and operations at Sarah Lawrence College, treasurer at Syracuse University in New York, and treasurer and director of investments at DePaul University in Chicago.
Before joining DePaul, Archer held financial roles at Arqaam Capital, HSBC Holdings, Goldman Sachs, Thrivent Financial, Piper Jaffray Cos. (now Piper Sandler), and Raymond James.
Archer received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Archer is also a CFA® charterholder.