For over 30 years, Mr. González has applied his skills in visioning, strategy, innovation and fostering collaborations to benefit the human exploration of Space. At the NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC), he led the team to develop the 20-year strategy for the Center and was instrumental in creating numerous strategic initiatives that connected NASA to the entrepreneur and innovation community in Houston, including the creation of the SpaceCom Conference and Exposition. Mr. González has been embedded in the innovation ecosystem in Houston during his tenure as the NASA Executive Liaison at the Houston Technology Center (HTC) and the NASA Executive Liaison at the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP). During his time at GHP he created a stronger alliance between NASA and the startup community and strategized with GHP leadership on the future direction of the innovation ecosystem in Houston. Earlier in his career Mr. González instructed the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-65 mission on the vehicle’s computer and navigation system. He received his Masters of Science at Texas A&M University and his Bachelors in Computer Engineering at Boston University.