Dr. Otto Hellwig, respondi’s CEO, has been re-elected as executive chairman of German Society for Online Research. Oliver Tabino (Q | Agency and Linkfluence Germany), PD Dr. Meinald Thielsch (University Münster) as well as Alexandra Wachenfeld-Schell (LINK Institut for market and social sciences) were also re-elected to sit on the executive board, Dr. Cathleen Stützer (TU Dresden and University of Mainz) was elected for the first time. Dr. Lars Kaczmirek (GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences) retired after six years from his position as Vice-Chairman.
Otto Hellwig gave this statement to his 2015 election: „Firstly, I would like to thank Lars Kaczmirek for his fantastic c-operation and contribution over the last few years. His many years of work as Programme Chair of GOR has significantly shaped the work of DGOF and set important milestones for the development of the association and our conference series. Therefore, I express my considerable gratitude to him and wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, I am looking forward to working with the newly-elected board and I am confident the DGOF will gain in attractiveness and importance.”