Mark Fischer, a local business leader, was recently elected to the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology’s board of directors.
According to a Jan. 13 press announcement, Fischer, a Rancho Santa Fe resident, is the president and owner of San Diego-based Sullivan Moving and Storage Co., the largest United Van Lines agent in San Diego County.
“Mr. Fischer is a ‘can do’ kind of individual who has built his company into one of the leaders in its field,” said Mitchell Kronenberg, the La Jolla Institute’s president and chief scientific officer.
“This attitude, coupled with his personal passion for fighting immune-based diseases, will make him a real asset on our board of directors.”
One reason why Fischer joined the board was as a result of seeing how an immune system disease can affect individuals and their families. Fischer’s wife was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 24 years ago.
“The work being done at the La Jolla Institute focuses on developing better treatments and cures for many diseases that are immune-system driven, including MS,” said Fischer.
— Steve Sinovic