A Dothan, Alabama native, Jansen graduated from Auburn University with a Master of Public Administration, with concentrations in city management and economic development. Starting his career in the private sector, he has a background in both construction and media. In 2011 he joined the Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority as the Executive Director. In 2017, Jansen took the helm of the newly formed Spartanburg Downtown Development Partnership. In December 2018, Jansen’s role was expanded as EVP of Corporate and Urban Development for the Economic Futures Group. His career accomplishments have been built around a collaborative and innovative approach to economic development solutions, built on data-driven decision making. Jansen and his family are proud to call Jeffco home. He is married to Laura, a teacher, and has a rising 6th and 2nd grader. His previous community involvement is extensive and includes a higher education board, historic preservations, recreation boards, and committees on smart technology in cities. When not in the office, you may find him on the slopes or cheering on the Auburn Tigers, Broncos, Avs, & Nuggets.