Rick Daniel leads Cool Landing by bringing the talent of his team to bear in unique offerings to clients in both the private and public sectors. Prior to starting Cool Landing (over 3 years ago) he worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Headquarters before and immediately following the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. He extensively facilitated senior management retreats, workshops and high profile public meetings for the NRC. He facilitated collaborative sessions of the Radiation Source Protection and Security Task Force comprised of senior managers from eleven different federal agencies, leading discussions to development strategies related to protecting against nefarious uses of radioactive substances. He also led discussions of some of the country’s top nuclear experts and international regulators at the NRC’S annual conference. Additionally he supported employee concerns programs throughout the agency while working for the Office of Enforcement. Prior to his work with the NRC, Rick wore a number of hats as a Project Manager for the nation’s public naval shipyard industry. Using his background in LEAN Six Sigma, Dale Carnegie and project management, he facilitated necessary improvements in the Production, Planning, Scheduling, Comptroller, Safety and Health; and Performance Management Departments. He was repeatedly recognized for his abilities by the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commander of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as he led various process improvement assignments. His formal education in management studies was acquired through Rutgers University and the University of Southern California.