Subject: News for and about the Internet2 community
- From: "Scott Yates" <>
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- Subject: MCNC announces new President and CEO
- Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 10:49:05 -0400
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (May 11, 2007): MCNC, which developed and operates the nationally recognized North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) and a catalyst for technology based economic development in North Carolina for the last 27 years, today announced that Joseph A. (Joe) Freddoso will become the organization's CEO on July 1. Freddoso most recently was Senior Director of Community Relations for Cisco.
MCNC Board Chairman Mike
Murphy announced Freddoso's hiring on behalf the MCNC Board of
Directors. "The MCNC board conducted a nationwide search to fill the
leadership role for our organization. We are pleased to have reached
agreement with someone who is familiar to many
focus is delivering high speed, reliable network services to enable
research and education at all public universities and many private universities
and colleges throughout
NCREN supports the most demanding research needs of some of the world’s leading research universities as well as delivers the core network services required by the K-20 customers. Additionally, MCNC is currently part of a statewide team of government, education and business organizations developing a plan to provide high bandwidth service to elementary, middle and high school students. The goal is to assist in preparing these students for post secondary education and for an increasingly technology dependent 21st century workforce.
Freddoso comes to MCNC
after more than seven years with Cisco. He served as Director of Cisco's
"Life in the 21st
century is about boundless opportunity. The bandwidth and
services delivered by NCREN carry content that can deliver that
opportunity to every citizen of
Since 1985, MCNC has developed and operated the North Carolina Research
and Education Network (NCREN) in collaboration with the
MCNC, founded in 1980 to be a catalyst for technology-based economic
Largemouth Communications (for MCNC)
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- MCNC announces new President and CEO, Scott Yates, 05/11/2007
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