Joe Freddoso, director of site operations for Cisco’s RTP facilities, is the new chairman of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association.

Freddoso and other new officers for 2005 were recognized at NCEITA’s annual meeting last week. NCEITA also named new board members.

“The year 2005 will allow great opportunities to form a foundation for the economic vitality of the technology industry in North Carolina with focuses on education and job creation,” Freddoso said. “NCEITA will continue its premier leadership role in representing the technologies industry in the state.”

Other officers include: Steve Parrott, immediate past chairperson, of Sprint; Janet Wylie, vice chairman, Engineous Software, Jeff Barber, treasurer, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mike McGuire, secretary, Grant Thornton; Randy Fraser, vice president of security/homeland, Time Warner Cable; Herb Crenshaw, vice president of public affairs/economic development, BellSouth; David Jones, vice president of member retention/member recruitment, Peak 10; Darleen Johns, vice president of knowledge workforce, Alphanumeric; Larry Robbins, vice president of business strategy and capitalization, Wyrick, Robbins, Yates & Ponton.

Named to the board were:, Chuck Beam, Duke Energy; Harvey Braswell, ACS Inc.; Craig Fowler, Corning Cable Systems; Charlene Grunwaldt, Triangle Business Journal; Linda Markus Daniels, Daniels Daniels & Verdonik, P.A.; Tom Rabon, Red Hat, Inc.; and Janet Wylie, Engineous Software.