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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 3, 2012

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On April 3, 2012, the Board of Directors of Sun River Energy, Inc. (the "Company") elected a new director, Mark A. Hall, to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Hall has been appointed as a member of the Company’s Compensation and Management Development Committee and he is expected to be appointed to the Audit Committee and Nomination and Governance Committee.  Mr. Hall currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Board of Directors of Fusion Laboratories, Inc.  Prior to that appointment, Mr. Hall served as the Chief Business Officer for Fusion Labs., a technology holding company based in Dallas, Texas, that manages companies specializing in the application of enabling  technologies to high growth  industries and specialized  markets.  At Fusion Laboratories, Inc., Mr. Hall is responsible for financial operations, corporate strategy, Investor equity, customer acquisition, and channel fulfillment for the Fusion Labs. multiple business units
Prior to founding Fusion Labs, Inc., Mr. Hall was Partner and Executive Vice President of BRBA, where he assisted in the subsequent IPO of the company onto the NASDAQ exchange.   Mr. Hall has over thirty years of experience working with development organizations from start up to exit.  Throughout his career, Mr. Hall has had various roles and held senior management responsibilities in private and public companies including; SimTec, Businessland, Bell Atlantic, Trammell Crow Joint Ventures, (the INFOMART), BRBA, and BrightStar Information Technology Group.  In addition, Mr. Hall was co founder of Commerce Catalyst, BrightStar Information Technology Group, and Fusion Laboratories, Inc.
Mr. Hall has served on the Board of Directors, for several national and regional companies providing guidance for Vision Source Optical, Living Naturally, Capital Adventures, Apogee Marketing, and diligently works with several large philanthropic Foundations that provide economic assistance and strategic visioning for nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

Date: April 9, 2012
/s/ Donal R. Schmidt, Jr.                                                                      
Donal R. Schmidt, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer