Archie D. Nettles, Jr.

Dallas Brickyard Advisor

headshot of Archie Nettles, a Black man wearing a black jacket and white shirt, with mountains in the background.

Archie D. Nettles, Jr. is the Co-Founder and Advisor of +MPU’s Dallas Brickyard Chapter.

Archie is a Beaumont, TX native that joined the United States Army after high school and served in Active Duty and Reserves. While in the Army, he obtained the rank of Sergeant and served in the Operation Enduring Freedom Military Campaign stationed in Afghanistan. After his career in the Army, he transitioned to civilian life and moved to Dallas, TX where he completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Dallas and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Mr. Nettles is a past recipient of the Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 award. This list highlights young professionals making an impact professionally and personally in the North Texas community. He has also received several community awards for his commitment to community service in the DFW area and currently serves as a commissioner on the city of Dallas’ Community Development Commission. Additionally, Archie is a 2019 Alumnus of the George W. Bush Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, a prestigious program at the George W. Bush Institute, committed to improving transitions and outcomes for post-9/11 veterans and their families. He is also an Alumnus of the Dallas Regional Chamber 46th Leadership Dallas Class of 2021. The region’s premier leadership development program. Mr. Nettles earned his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and was also selected as the Commencement Speaker for his graduation. He also previously worked at UT Dallas for 6 years in various departments that include the office of admissions, Military and Veterans Center, and Development & Alumni Relations and served on several task forces and councils committed to improving diversity equity and inclusion on campus. He currently works as a Development Officer, focusing on community engagement at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.