Director of Operations
Ryan Archer is the Director of Operations at DT where he manages DT’s support to field programs and home office administration. Ryan has broad operations and management experience in the non-profit, private, and government sectors. Prior to joining DT, he held a management position with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) where he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations and Management. His teams provided information technology, recruiting, and human resources support to OTI’s field programs and headquarters. Ryan also provided field-based operations support to OTI’s Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Syria programs.
Prior to his work at OTI, Ryan managed a $125 million contract with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. He comes to DT with multi-region international experience having served as a Field Operations Manager for U.S. Department of Justice security-sector assistance programs in Ukraine, Moldova, the South Caucasus, and Paraguay. He began his career overseas working on a U.S. State Department-financed democracy promotion program in Belarus implemented by the International Republican Institute.
Ryan is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at The George Washington University (GWU) School of Business. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in International Affairs from the GWU Elliott School. Ryan lives in D.C. with his growing family. In his spare time, he enjoys running and digital photography.