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Connell Linson

Connell Linson Jr. has been the President and CEO of Tabacon Systems, Inc. and Senior Partner at Tabacon Services, LLC since 2004. Linson is a NCCER Certified Master Trainer and Electrical Instructor and has partnered with organizations such as Lee College, H-GAC, Lone Star College, AGC, ABC Houston, Port of Houston, Houston Area Urban League, and many others to train aspirational craft professionals.

Connell Linson has also worked as the Faith-Based Outreach Coordinator for Houston Read Commission where he organized the largest faith-based literacy conference in Houston’s history. Before that, he worked as a Manager for ACS Dateline, managing the installation and maintenance of fiber optics in commercial organizations, and as a Heavy Equipment Safety Auditor for City of Houston Airport System.

From 1974 to 1991, Connell Linson was Senior Area Manager at AT&T and Southwestern Bell where he developed curriculum and trained executives, senior management and staff engineers on digital telephony concepts and applications and coordinated the largest analog-to-digital long-distance switching system conversion in AT&T history. He also implemented a technique to convert rural telephones to digital.

From 1971 to 1973, Connell Linson was the first Director of Houston’s Black Arts Center where he helped redesign and refurbish the performance center, selected and trained staff, developed artistic programs, and created programs for neighborhood youth.

From 1966 to 1971, Connell Linson worked as an engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center. Linson was a team member that helped design, develop, and maintain the LLR/TVS (Lunar Landing Research/Training Vehicle Simulators) and helped train the Apollo 11 and later astronauts in lunar descent and liftoff.

Prior to his work at NASA, Connell Linson served in both the U.S. Army and Air Force. He served as an instructor in airborne electronics navigational systems and weapons systems maintenance.

Connell Linson received an MBA with Honors in Sustainability from San Francisco Institute of Architecture and is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Green Door, a community-based environmental and green education and awareness program serving disadvantaged persons and communities.