Barbara Archer is a Managing Director and Partner of HighTower St. Louis.
Prior to HighTower, Barbara founded Archer Wealth Management, LLC, in 1983. The independent wealth management firm offered high-net worth-families, executives, professionals and business owners a diverse suite of financial management solutions, including investment, estate and gift planning strategies.
Barbara has received several industry awards and recognitions for her investment acumen, including “Barron’s 2016 “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” and Barron’s 2012 and 2013 “Top 1,000 Financial Advisors.” Barbara has also been named to Worth’s “Top 250 Advisors” list and Forbes’ “Leading Wealth Managers of the Central United States” list.
Barbara is a member and past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the Financial Planning Association and a member and a past Board Committee Chair of the Estate Planning Council. Barbara has spoken frequently on all aspects of wealth management and lectured on practice management to the financial planning industry.
Barbara earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton. She is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Hightower Advisors and holds the Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP™), Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) and Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) designations.
Barbara serves on the Board of the St. Louis Zoo Association and Planned Giving Advisory Committee, and is a Lifetime Board member and past President of Center of Creative Arts (COCA). She is a St. Louis Children’s Hospital Legacy Advisor, serves on the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis Advisory Board, and is a member of Mercy Health Foundation’s Women with a Mission and St. Louis Forum.
In addition to her volunteer activities, Barbara and her husband, Steve, enjoy golf, travel and water sports, as well as spending time with their two grown children who live in the area.