Speaker Date Topic
Mark Willis,Leander Economic Development Director Jan 23, 2019
Overview of Economic Development in The City of Leander

Mark Willis

Economic Development Director

Economic Development Director, Mark Willis, has been with the City for three years. During his tenure the City has secured commitments from St. David’s Hospital to construct a 50-acre medical campus, the Texas Bullion Depository, a number of smaller projects and launched the Old Town Incentive Grant program

Mark came to Leander with almost 25 years of economic development experience. Immediately prior to accepting the Leander position he served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Wyoming Business Council, that state’s economic development agency, for seven years and directed that organization’s Business & Industry Division for three years before being promoted to the COO position.

Prior to his Wyoming experience, he has managed programs in Johnson County, Texas, and Ada, Oklahoma. He has a B.S. degree in Journalism and an MBA from Texas A&M University (College Station).


Dave Swanson Jan 30, 2019
An Inspiring Story About Grit!

Dave Swanson identifies and activates hidden potential in individuals and processes.  Through public speaking, writing, seminars, and coaching, he motivates and empowers change.  Through his work with medium to large sized organization, Dave works through management to develop unlikely leaders at all levels.  Dave also reaches high school and college students to help change the attitude and path of those labeled as under-performers.  

Cindy, Smiley, Smiley Law Firm Feb 06, 2019
The Law As It Relates to Service Animals
Gloria Dholakia Feb 20, 2019
Hanger, Inc. Empowering Human Potential


Dr. Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia is the Executive Director of the Hanger Foundation.  She worked previously as the Executive Director for the Leander Independent School District Educational Excellence Foundation, working to improve academic outcomes for all students in the Leander ISD. In her new role, she leads the mission of the Hanger Foundation to advance our communities by supporting 501c3 organizations that help people with physical challenges live life as fully as possible. Gloria is looking forward to sharing with us information about the various programs the Hanger Foundation supports, how non-profits can apply for grants, and how the Rotary can get involved.  For more information visit the hanger Foundation website:



Donna Gunn Feb 27, 2019
3D Limb Project

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Kelly Barr, PHD Mar 06, 2019
Rotary's Fight Against Polio
Kendal Esteves Mar 20, 2019
Foster Parents
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