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Janis Gonser



Janis Gonser, a native of Hamburg, Germany, has served the German-Texan Heritage Society as a board of directors since 2016. In January 2018, he was elected Vice President, and the following year he was elected President and still serves in this role today. Janis focuses on the overall execution and strategy while staying true to the organization’s mission and vision.

Over the last 23 years, Janis has worked in the online industry as a senior developer, manager for development and creative teams, director of user experience, Product Owner, CTO, and CPO. He currently works as a Conversion Rate Manager for, an Austin-founded e-commerce company.

In 1999, Janis moved from Hamburg to Tallahassee, Florida, to marry his Cajun girlfriend, who was finishing her Master's in Fine Arts at Florida State University. After seven years of living in north Florida, they settled in Austin due to various professional and personal opportunities.

They now live in Round Rock, TX, with their daughters, dogs, cats, and chickens, enjoying the small-town feel while accessing all the great things the larger Austin metropolitan area offers

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