Family

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Vasavi and her family have called Naperville home for over 16 years and has been actively involved in the community.

Vasavi has been married to Dr. Sudhakar Chakka for the last 34 years, and a proud mother of two highly achieving children, daughter Siri and son Prahith who graduated from Neuqua Valley high school. Her family is a pillar of support to her along with her friends and well-wishers. She is privileged to call Naperville her home .

Community Leadership

Since Vasavi moved to Naperville she had been engaged in the community service by volunteering, serving on several boards and commissions.

 2017 to Present: Naperville Sister Cities Commission:(Appointed by the Mayor)

 2020 to Present: The Loaves & Fishes Community Advisory Council (CAC)

2019 to Present: Policy Circle Co Chair: Community Conversations; Policycircle.org 

2019 to Present: Mentor at Eeverwise –

2015 to Present: Chamber of Commerce the Business Works Committee (Previously known as Legislative Steering Committee) 

2015 to 2018: Chamber of commerce Finance Committee: 

2015 to 2018 Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board: 

2015 to 2017 Kids Matter Board of Trustees: 

2014-2017: 360 Youth Services _Community Alliance for Prevention (CAP)  

2014 to 2016: Harmony Grove Homeowners Association Executive Board – Social Chair 

2015 to Present: Indian Community outreach Organization Board 

2014 -2019: SAFE Coalition for Human Rights  

2013 to 2017: Naperville Downtown Rotary

2011 to 2017: Think Global Arts Foundation 

2005 to 2018:Chinmaya Mission Chicago (Badri) Values based education _leadership development 

2011 to 2018: D 204 STEM Advisory

2009 to 2012: Neuqua PTSA Executive Board

2004 to 2007: PTA member 

Professional Experience

Vasavi is a seasoned senior IT management professional with more than 20+ years of experience of working with global organizations such as IBM Watson Research Center, Getronics and Siemens/Atos. She is specialized in Service Delivery, Project management and CPI (Continuous process Improvements). With her vast professional experience working with global organizations she understands the importance of City of Naperville’s economy, diversity and inclusion. She is a owner of a small business firm which she started to empower young adults and women by providing Leadership Development, Career Counseling and Project Management services.

In Naperville, Vasavi has served on the Chamber of Commerce’s board and as a member of the Finance committee. She currently serves as a member of the Business Works committee, which promotes and advocates for legislative interests on behalf of the local business community.

Education

She has a bachelor degree in Sciences, and Masters in Literature. Six Sigma and PMP Certified. Specialized in Information systems, She has attended and successfully graduated from several leadership programs across the Nation.

  • CLER 2020: Civic Leadership Engagement Roadmap – The Policy Circle Organization
  • Lincoln Fellow 2019 – Lincoln Series Civic Leadership Program
  • Leadership Development 2014 : NACC Leadership Institute
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