About Connor J. Archer
Founder, Chairman/CEO & President of The Courageous Steps Project
Connor Archer is the Founder and Chairman/CEO of the Courageous Steps Project. He is also a graduate from Old Town High School in Old Town, ME, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Integrated Technology and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Husson University. In 2016, Connor was selected as a WLBZ2/WCSH6 Teens Who Care award winner for December and January of 2016, and Maine's Top High School State Honoree and National Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Connor was selected by the Courageous Steps Project's Board of Directors as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer & President in 2016. In 2020, Connor was selected as the Courageous Steps Project's Board of Directors next Chairman and now serves as Chairman/President & CEO. Connor has continued to fulfill his responsibilities of heading the organization, by launching new initiatives that strengthened the overall mission and vision of the organization. Connor also launched several events and side programs that will create a better future for the organization.
Connor, who resides in Bangor, has created an organization that responds to the needs of children and young adults with various abilities and challenges all over Maine. More importantly, Connor has created a organizational model that allows for long-term success in many areas. He believes that this is crucial to success in this ever-evolving world.
Along with Connor’s role and responsibilities with our organization, he works with Mobile Price Card, Inc. as a digital designer and just launched a new consulting business that are continuing to grow and expand. Connor is also co-chairs Maine's Executive Student Transition Committee through the Maine Department of Education focused on increasing the access to transition services in Maine, serves as an advisor for Maine Access to Inclusive Educational Resources funded by the Maine Department of Education, served as a member of the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: The Collaborative's Youth Engagement Transition Initiative, and served as a strategic advisor for various other initiatives and programs.
Recently, Connor was recognized as the 2022 Autism Society of Maine's Professionals Providing Service Award recipient for his commitment to bettering services for students with various abilities and challenges, including those with Autism, all around Maine. In addition, Connor was inducted into the Husson University Alumni Hall of Fame in September 2023.
On Connor’s free time, he likes to be outside, catch-up on some good shows, spend time with friends & family, and stay active.