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 over 20 years of experience in the field of economic development. He has served as the President of the Williamson County Economic Development Partnership and President of the Central Texas Foreign Trade Zone. He was named by Consultant Connect among its Top 50 Economic Developers in North America 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. 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.
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 over 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.