Board of Directors

James K. Ralph, Jr.


Company – James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles


Company – HealthRise Solutions

Elizabeth Rae
Oakland Community College



Company – Oakland Community College



Dr. Steven Craig Surgeon’s Choice Hospital
W. Michael McFarland Resident
Elizabeth Rae Oakland Community College
Mayor Kenson Siver City of Southfield
Aric J. Rusk Kenmar Corporation
Dr. Gary Druskovich Ascension Provident Hospital
Brent Uhl Guardian Alarm
Ingrid Brown

Angel Abdulahad

Huntington Bank

Oak Park Schools

Southfield DDA Staff

Al Aceves

Executive Director

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



Assistant to the Executive Director

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


Upcoming Board Meetings:

  • January 27, 2023
  • March 24, 2023
  • May 26, 2023
  • July 21, 2023
  • September 22, 2023
  • November 17, 2023

All meetings are held at 8 am at: 18000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Suite 1507 Southfield, MI 48075

The public is welcome to join by calling the number shown on the public notice for each meeting.

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