Board of Directors

James K. Ralph, Jr.


Company – James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles


Company – HealthRise Solutions

Dr. Jamii Hitchcock



Company – Oak Park School District

Name Company
Kenson J. Siver Mayor – City of Southfield
Joseph R. Hurshe Ascension Health
Frederick A. Najor Najor Companies
Aric Rusk Kenmar Corporation
Thomas J. Erhardt Guardian Alarm
Tory Van Cobb Outback Steak House
W. Michael McFarland Resident

Southfield DDA Staff

Al Aceves

Executive Director

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


Melissa Schlicker

Melissa Schlicker - Assistant to the Executive Director

Assistant to the Executive Director

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


Upcoming Board Meetings:

 2020 SDDA Regular Board Meeting Schedule


  • January 24, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • May 22, 2020
  • July 24, 2020
  • September 25, 2020
  • November 20, 2020

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