Ciara Archer

Ciara Archer is the Operations Director of the Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library.

Ciara Archer is an established business professional with experience in both the public and private sectors. A graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, Ciara’s skills vary from media relations and storytelling to organizational leadership. Ciara has worked with organizations as large as Super Bowl XLIX and the Town of Gilbert to mom-and-pop shops on a variety of projects.

Previously, Ciara worked with an Arizona-based public affairs firm on several Arizona state ballot initiatives as well as successful Congressional races for both local and federal candidates. Here, she also worked with local non-profits on their public relations efforts and maintained the social media accounts for several candidates and organizations.
Most recently, Ciara worked as the Content Manager for Dogtopia, North America’s leading dog daycare franchise. She created assets to be used in company wide campaigns as well as contributed to the overall marketing success of the company. She dealt with franchisees from all over the country and helped promote the nonprofit arm, the Dogtopia Foundation.
Ciara’s passion for the Arizona Irish community has also led to her broad involvement and leadership in heritage programs as a unique avenue for her combined skills. As a first generation Irish American, she has had the unique opportunity to be selected as the 2015 Friends of St. Patrick-Arizona Chapter Young Ambassador and as the 2016 Arizona Colleen & Rose. In both of these roles, she represented Arizona Irish both locally and abroad.

Her commitment to the Arizona Irish community is reiterated through her endless hours of volunteering at the center. She has chaired large scale events such as the Irish International Famine Commemoration where she worked first hand with Irish government officials. Her passion can also be seen in her success in running the Arizona Colleen & Rose of Tralee programs. Since 2017, her efforts with this program can be quantified through thousands of fundraising dollars, increased involvement of young professionals in the community, and sustainable support from local businesses and community members. She has continued to show the world the importance of Arizona Irish and looks forward to working closely with the community to connect the global and Arizona Irish diaspora.