Meet the 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 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.
Malik's expertise extends beyond economic development, as he has also been involved in downtown and main street redevelopment, tourism, and arts and culture in various Texas communities. He has served on several boards, including as the President of the Fort Bend County - Economic Development Division, Secretary of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership, and one of the Founding Members of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium. Malik holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Public Administration from Texas State University.
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.
Throughout her career, Vance's contributions to economic development have earned her multiple awards from the International Economic Development Council, a prestigious organization that recognizes excellence in the profession. In addition to her professional achievements, she has also made meaningful contributions to various organizations and boards. She has served as a valued member of the Texas Economic Development Council, the Foreign Trade Zone, and as treasurer of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership.