Joe Freddoso

Joe Freddoso


Joe Freddoso became President and CEO of MCNC on July 1, 2007. In his role, he works with the MCNC Board of Directors (BOD), the MCNC Advisory Committee (MAC) and MCNC staff to meet the organization’s mission of employing advanced Internet Protocol (IP) networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning, research and collaboration throughout North Carolina’s K-20 education community. Freddoso is responsible for coordination with the MCNC BOD to define the overall strategic direction for the organization. He works with the MAC and the MCNC staff to devise and implement plans to fulfill this strategic direction in a manner that positively impacts all of North Carolina’s students and meets the fiscal goals defined by the MCNC BOD. He is also active in the local RTP community serving as an as a member of the North Carolina eLearning Commission, the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology and on the board of director for Triangle Family Services. Freddoso also serves on the Board of Trustees for national research network, Internet2.

Joe came to MCNC after more than seven years with Cisco. He served as Director of Cisco's Research Triangle Park site operations for six years. In this role, Freddoso oversaw public and media relations, government affairs and Cisco’s philanthropic outreach in the RTP region. During this period, he held several leadership roles with statewide and regional economic development, education, transportation and advocacy organizations including: Appointed by the Wake County Commissioners to serve on the Triangle Transit (formerly Triangle Transit Authority) Board of Directors (2008-2010); Chair of the North Carolina Technology Association (2005); Chair of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (2004-2005); Executive Committee of North Carolina Public School Forum; member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina New Schools Project; member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Principal Leadership for the North Carolina State Board of Education; member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Superintendent Leadership for the North Carolina State Board of Education, member of the North Carolina State University College of Management Board of Advisors and the Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center board of directors. In 2005, Freddoso also chaired the Regional Transportation Alliance and was a Governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Blue Ribbon Study Commission on Urban Mobility.

Prior to his work at Cisco, Freddoso served as CEO of the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee. The Games were the largest sporting event in the world in 1999 and were held in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The 1999 Games were the culmination of a 15-year career in Sports and Event management that included work with three US Olympic Festivals, two Olympic Summer Games, a Paralympic Summer Games, two Special Olympics World Summer Games and a Goodwill Games.

Freddoso holds a Master of Science degree in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Management and Psychology from Marietta College in Marietta, OH.

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