Crisis Leadership: Coronavirus Edition

Crisis Leadership: Coronavirus Edition

What the commonalities between the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and the Coronavirus meltdown can teach us about leading in an extreme crisis. Dr. Charles Casto was the lead Federal executive for the US government in Japan during the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns. He was given the highest Presidential awards for his actions. Now we face a new threat, and Dr. Casto is here to help guide listeners through the biggest challenge of our generation. Crisis Leadership: Coronavirus Edition opens windows into leadership under pressure. In five episodes, Dr. Casto challenges what you think you might know about extreme crisis leadership, preparing you to overcome the unprecedented hurdles you face today and tomorrow.


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Dr. Charles Casto
Dr. Charles Casto

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Casto helps great companies in the areas of corporate performance, operations, engineering, and regulatory conformance. A career nuclear safety and regulatory professional, he has 38 years of experience in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the commercial nuclear power industry, and the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Senior Executive Service at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), where he last held the position of Regional Administrator, Region III. He was awarded as a Distinguished Executive in 2012, by President Obama.

Casto served for 11 months as the Director for Site Operations in Japan during the Fukushima nuclear plant accident. He participated in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) mission in Japan to help reestablish their regulatory body after the Fukushima accident and helped to establish criteria to restart shutdown nuclear plants in Japan. He has completed three International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) missions including to Slovenia to review their regulatory programs.

Casto’s strong history of mentorship and leadership development success is evidenced in his service on a Congressional Fellowship as a Legislative Assistant to a U.S. Senator where he succeeded in developing energy policy issues He has been asked on numerous occasions to resolve many highly complicated policy issues for clients and Congress.

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