City of Cedar Park
450 Cypress Creek Road, Bldg. 1
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Ben White joined the City of Cedar Park as Director of Economic Development in October 2018. As Director of Economic Development, he is responsible for leading the City of Cedar Park’s Economic Development program based on the City Council vision and goals for creating job growth and attracting and retaining businesses in Cedar Park.
White has more than 18 years of experience in the field of economic development. He currently serves as the President of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership and on the Board of Directors of the Central Texas Foreign Trade Zone. He was named by Consultant Connect among its Top 50 Economic Developers for 2017. Prior to joining the City of Cedar Park, White served as Vice President of Economic Development for the Round Rock Chamber for nearly eight years. There White and his team announced or completed more than 50 projects totaling more than $1B and 8,000 jobs in sectors including high tech, medical manufacturing, bioscience, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, high tech manufacturing, information technology, higher education, and distribution, as well as destination projects. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
White sees Cedar Park as the next job center for the region because of its demographics and location – lending themselves well to corporate headquarters, the high tech industry and advance manufacturers. White has a proactive approach and high level of enthusiasm when it comes to recruiting businesses to come to Cedar Park.
White, a devout KU Basketball fan, lives in the area and enjoys watching every game with his wife and three children.
Randall Malik, CEcD
Randall Malik has served as the Assistant Director of Economic Development for the City of Cedar Park since November 2017. In this capacity, Randall’s primary responsibilities are business retention and expansion and business attraction. Randall is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with ten years of experience in Economic Development.
Prior to holding his current position, he served as the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Development Corporation and Executive Director of the Cuero Development Corporation. Under his leadership in Cuero and Rosenberg, Randall successfully landed multiple Texas Enterprise Funded (TEF) projects, the largest deal closing fund offered by the State of Texas.
Randall has served on several boards throughout his career, including serving as the President of the Fort Bend County – Economic Development Division and was also one of the Founding Members of the Eagle Ford Shale Consortium. Randall is also an active member of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) and International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Administration from Texas State University.
In his spare time, Randall enjoys coaching his daughter’s softball team and spending time with his wife, Callie, and three children.
Jolene Kollman joined the City of Cedar Park, as an Economic Development Specialist in April 2019. Her responsibilities as Economic Development Specialist include, assisting in developing and recruiting economic development prospects, research and analytics, conducting tours of commercial sites and available facilities, administrative support and compliance.
Jolene has extensive work experience in both the private and public sectors. Before joining the City of Cedar Park, she worked for Perry Homes and First Choice Coffee Service as an outside sales representative, where she gained extensive experience in cold-calling, prospecting, relationship development and project management. Jolene also has prior government career experience, which includes working for one of the Texas Workforce Commission’s Workforce Development Boards, Texas A&M University and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Jolene holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a master’s degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications, both from Texas A&M University.
On the weekends and in her spare time, Jolene enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, volunteering and experiencing outdoor adventures.