David T. Fischer: About The Author
David T. Fischer is a people-person down to his very core and has always been this way. So, when he first entered the automative industry as an advisor over 40 years ago, his goal was to provide the best customer service to his customers. Now, as CEO and Chairman of The Suburban Collection, David Fischer has not lost that passion, putting his customer’s priorities first. This level of customer focus sets him and his team apart, which is one of the reasons why The Suburban Collection is now one of the twenty largest automotive retail dealer groups in America.
David T. Fischer studied Business at Parsons College in Iowa and upon graduation, he joined the team at Suburban Oldsmobile with a unique perspective: the group needed to offer brand diversity, but keep its focus on its roots in Southeastern Michigan. Now, The Suburban Collection is the largest privately-held automotive group in Michigan. It encompasses 36 brands at over 52 locations throughout Michigan, as well as throughout Southern California.
He has received numerous automotive industry honors, including 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. David Fischer is President and Chairman Emeritus of the North American International Auto Show and has served on dealer councils as advisor to several automakers.
Through The Suburban Collection, David T. Fischer cherishes his ability to provide not only a greater selection of automobile brands, but also to provide all the automotive needs to valued customers. The Collection dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement auto parts, vehicle maintenance, warranty repairs, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended service contracts, financing and insurance for customers.
David Fischer is passionate about arts and culture in Detroit, particularly through educational institutions. He is Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts and active with the Detroit Symphony and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the College for Creative Studies and, as Campaign Chair of the Creative Spirit initiative on campus, he led the financing and renovation of its historic Argonaut building. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Art from CCS for his efforts.
In addition to his personal endeavors, David T. Fischer is proud to lead a devoted group of employees who participate in nonprofit work. The Suburban Collection team’s community outreach is unparalleled by the average company! Each and every employee cares about organizations that inspire change on local and national levels.
David T. Fischer and his wife, Jennifer, are Emeritus Directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts and are actively involved with numerous additional charitable, civic, and community endeavors. Together, they have three wonderful sons. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing with his family and going on vacations, especially to beaches and lakeside areas.
For more information about David T. Fischer and The Suburban Collection, please visit his Professional Overview website and hisPhilanthropy website.
This was originally published on David T. Fischer's Medium.