Meet the Team

Our Team

At the City of Leander, our Economic Development team is dedicated to fostering a thriving business community. Meet our team and discover how we can help your business succeed in Leander

Randall 6.5.23
Director of Economic Development

Randall Malik

Office: (512) 528-2855
Cell: (737) 329-7795

Randall Malik is an accomplished economic development professional with over 13 years of experience in the industry. As a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), he has worked on projects totaling over $725 million in capital investment, and has successfully secured multiple Texas Enterprise Funded (TEF) projects, the largest deal closing fund offered by the State of Texas.

Malik has served as the Director of Economic Development since February 2023. In this capacity, he oversees the city's economic development program, including business retention and attraction. Prior to this role, he served as the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Cedar Park and has also held executive director positions at the Rosenberg Development Corporation and Cuero Development Corporation.

Nichole 6.5.23
Asst. Dir. of Economic Development

Nichole Vance

Office: (512) 528-2852
Cell: (737) 802-5172

Nichole Vance is a highly skilled and accomplished professional in the fields of economic development and marketing. With over a decade of experience spanning both the private and public sectors, Vance has established herself as a dynamic leader and innovator in her field. She has held several key positions, including Senior Marketing Director at Fusion LVC, Director of Economic Development for the City of Round Rock, and lead marketer for the Allen EDC, demonstrating a keen ability to develop and execute effective strategies for promoting growth and driving economic development.

Vance's extensive experience in both the private and public sectors has given her a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses and communities. Her dedication to her field is further demonstrated by her impressive academic and professional achievements. She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA in Marketing Management. Additionally, Vance is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma, one of the most respected professional development programs in the field of economic development.

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