April Blake Freddoso, Co-Founder and CEO

April Blake Freddoso is CEO and majority owner of Mighty River, LLC.  In this role, she manages the firm’s public relations, marketing and management consulting practice. She assists in creating broadband strategic opportunity roadmaps for Mighty River clients; helps clients to implement a broadband demand aggregation strategy and surveys; maps specific information on sources of broadband infrastructure funding (Federal, State, Private) to client needs; and categorizes and tracks sources of funding that have already been committed to institutions, service providers or facilities in geographic regions surrounding Mighty River clients.

April’s work with MCNC involved extensive grant writing, including MCNC’s $104 million Broadband Technology Opportunities Grant award; developing and implementing strategic communications plans; media relations; and executive communications.

As a paralegal with a background in corporate law and civil litigation, April has conducted extensive legal research and analysis on a broad range of issues for cases in both state and federal court, drafted initial pleadings and discovery in order to assess the strength of the case and responded to the discovery of the opposition.

She also serves in the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem program to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court.