Board of Directors

James K. Ralph, Jr.


Company – James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles


Company – HealthRise Solutions

Dr. Daveda J. Colbert


Company – Oak Park School District

Name Company
Kenson J. Siver Mayor – City of Southfield
Beverly F. Berry Southfield Resident
Joseph R. Hurshe Ascension Health
Frederick A. Najor Najor Companies
Arik Rusk Kenmar Corporation
Steven Schneider Health Alliance Plan/HAP
Shawn Stafford RESSCO
W. Michael McFarland Resident

Southfield DDA Staff

Al Aceves

Executive Director

Office: (248) 796-5192 Fax: (248) 796-5195


Anita Preston

Anita Preston Southfield DDA Executive Assistant

Assistant to the Executive Director

Office: (248) 796-5196 Fax: (248) 796-5195


Upcoming Board Meetings:

  • January 13, 2017
  • March 24, 2017
  • May 19, 2017
  • July 28, 2017
  • September 22, 2017 CANCELLED
  • Special Board Meeting – October 24, 2017
    Read Notice
  • November 17, 2017

All meetings are held at 8am at: 18000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Suite 320 Southfield, MI 48075

Southfield Centre bldg

The Southfield Downtown Development Authority uses committees for the purpose of advising staff and reviewing specific projects. Committees meet on an “as needed” basis and may represent the full board when City Council requests representation by more than staff. The Executive Committee has further powers and duties outlined in the bylaws. 

Southfield DDA Documents