Vasudha (Vasu) P. Gadhiraju currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Technology for the Town of Normal. In this role, she is charged with providing vision and thought leadership for the Town’s smart city and innovation efforts while managing the day-to-day operations of its technology department. Prior to this role, Ms. Gadhiraju served as the Executive Director of the McLean County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC). In this role, she led several award-winning long-range planning efforts for Bloomington-Normal and McLean County, Illinois. Prior to joining MCRPC in 2013, she served the City of Decatur, Illinois for eight years and held several positions in community and economic development and Geographic Information Systems. Ms. Gadhiraju holds a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Andhra University, India, and a Master's in Community and Regional Planning with minors in Transportation Planning and Geographic Information Systems from Iowa State University, Iowa. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She is an active member in several professional organizations including Government Management Information Sciences (GMIS) and the Technology Division of the American Planning Association.