- Appointed by governor
- Member since January 18, 2012
- Current term expires December 31, 2017
- David T. Fischer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Suburban Collection, the 13th largest automotive group in the U.S. and one of the largest privately-held automotive groups in Michigan. It encompasses 29 brands across 45 locations throughout Michigan, southeast Florida, and recently southern California. The Suburban Collection also operates state-of-the-art collision centers throughout Michigan. Mr. Fischer has been honored with the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, the General Motors Dealer of the Year Award, and Ford Motor Company’s “Salute to Dealers” award for automotive excellence and community service.
Mr. Fischer serves as Chairman Emeritus of the North American International Auto Show. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the College for Creative Studies and has chaired the Campaign Committee supporting the renovation of the historic Argonaut building as part of the CCS campus. Mr. Fischer received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art from CCS as well.
Mr. Fischer was recently elected Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and also supports the Detroit Symphony and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Mr. Fischer and his wife Jennifer actively support more than 20 charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Make-A-Wish and Forgotten Harvest. The Suburban Collection, under David Fischer’s leadership, has been a flagship sponsor of “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” and for the past ten years has been a sponsor of the “Teacher of the Year” program. In 2010 The Suburban Collection joined Ford in the launch of Ford Mobile Food Pantries, an initiative to bring food to those in need throughout metro Detroit. The initiative also serves as a pilot for a national dealer program to feed the hungry.