Meredith Brady accepted the position of Administrator, Division of Planning at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) in May 2016. Prior to the move into her current role, she served as Acting Policy Director and spent five years as Department Budget Administrator at RIDOT. A Rhode Island native, Ms. Brady has her Masters in Community Planning (MCP) from the University of Rhode Island and received her BA in Geography from the University of Connecticut, including a term spent study city and town planning in Carmarthen, Wales, UK. Prior to her years with RIDOT, Meredith worked for the Rhode Island Senate Fiscal Office and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council in Boston; was licensed in commercial real estate in Massachusetts; has owned and operated a small business; was an elected Town Meeting Representative in Falmouth, MA; and was the Town Planner in Bourne, MA where she helped to establish the Bourne Financial Development Corporation and create a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) in conjunction with the Cape Cod Commission. Ms. Brady has a long-standing interest in transportation and environmental issues and brings a unique perspective to her role.