2018

Distinguished Alumni

Keith Fisher, Class of 1972

Keith was born in Hamburg and attended Union/Pleasant and Armor schools before moving to Florida in second grade.  He moved back to Hamburg in the eighth grade and attended Hamburg’s Junior and Senior High Schools. While at Hamburg he played football and baseball.  He then attended Alfred University majoring in Business while skiing for the Alfred University Ski Team. After graduation, he assumed responsibility running Fisher Moving and Storage, the family’s household goods moving company.  In 1977, upon the sudden death of his father and with the help and support of his Aunt, Jean Kyne and cousin, Molly Kyne Schmitt, he stepped in as leader of the Fisher School Bus operation at the age of 23. During this time, he and Molly also owned Niagara Scenic Tours, a motor coach company.  Together, they grew the operation to be one of the largest motor coach company in WNY. They sold Niagara Scenic in in 1997 to Coach USA. Ten years later, in 2006, Keith reopened Niagara Scenic and once again, grew the company to be the largest motor coach company in WNY. A fourth generation led family business, Keith’s son, Hadley, currently works in the company leading the school bus operation as its President.   In 2017, the Fisher Transportation Group celebrated its 90th anniversary.  Keith is married to Michele and has a daughter Jocelyn and another son Christopher.  He is also the President of the Hamburg Alumni Foundation and the JESKAF Family Foundation.  In his free time, he enjoys skiing, golf, biking, hunting and racing Porsche’s with his son Hadley.