Linwood (Lin) Hart retired in 1995, from AT&T, where he was a Network Systems Engineering Director. Following his retirement he started his own company, Lin Hart & Associates specializing in professional speaker services and leadership coaching.
A Maryland native, Lin lived in the same West Baltimore neighborhood as the legendary African American businessman, Reginald F. Lewis. Lewis’s family moved to the lower middle class neighborhood in 1952. He and young Reginald met in 1956 and became friends. They would later become roommates and football teammates at Virginia State University. They remained close friends until Lewis's death in 1993. Before his death, Lewis was listed on the Forbes 400 wealthiest people list and he was widely regarded as the richest African American in the world.
Lin Hart is a graduate of Virginia State University. Today he resides, with his wife Frances, in Chesterfield, Missouri. They are the parents of two children, Lin Hart, Jr. and the late Gail Hart Stanfield. They have three grandchildren.