Ambassador David T. Fischer (Ret.) served as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco through January 2021. During his tenure, the Ambassador was instrumental in putting forth a number of key accomplishments, including a new monumental peace accord between Morocco and Israel. As part of this accord, the U.S. recognized the Sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the Western Sahara and Ambassador Fischer became the first U.S. Ambassador to travel to the Western Sahara under the new sovereignty. For his efforts, Ambassador Fischer received the National Security Award from President Donald J. Trump.
In 2021, Ambassador Fischer returned to Michigan to resume his role as Chairman of Suburban Collection Holdings, a privately held conglomerate consisting of one of the largest automotive dealership groups in the country, nation-wide accessories and parts distribution, and logistics and fleet management throughout North America and Canada.
A respected business executive, Ambassador Fischer has served as an advisor to multi-national automotive manufacturers and as Chairman Emeritus of the North American International Auto Show. A recognized civic leader and distinguished philanthropist, he has also served as Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts and on the Board of Trustees for the College of Creative Studies where he led the financing and renovation of the historic Argonaut building in Detroit. He served as a member of the Judicial Tenure Commission for the State of Michigan; as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Oakland University; and on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan. Ambassador Fischer’s philanthropic efforts have impacted countless social, welfare, civic, community, and foundational organizations throughout the region.
Ambassador Fischer earned a B.A. from Parsons College and attended executive education at Harvard Business School. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the College of Creative Studies, one of the nation’s largest art and design colleges, and an Honorary Doctorate in Science from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and has a residence in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with his wife, Jennifer. They have three terrific sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law, and ten fabulous grandchildren.