Solutions From Concept To Completion
Structural Engineering
Site Solutions From Concept To Completion
Civil Engineering
Solutions Where Land Meets Water
Marine + Coastal
Solutions From Procurement To Completion
Construction Engineering
Structural + Mechanical Specialists
Entertainment Engineering
Consultation, Design + Inspection
Facade + Building Envelope
Soil + Foundation
Geotechnical Engineering
Investigation + Litigation Support
Forensic Engineering
Arts + Entertainment
Live Performances
Museums + Art Displays
Studios + Sound Stages
TV + Film Production
Theme Parks + Playplaces
Colleges + Universities
Private + Specialty Schools
Public K-12
Solar Energy
Transmission Infrastructure
Wind Energy
Oil + Gas
Senior Care
Outpatient Facilities
Heavy Industrial
Warehouse + Distribution Centers
Industrial Ports + Terminals
Ports + Coastal
Berths, Piers + Wharves
Ferry Landings, Ship Terminals
Floating Structures
Ports + Terminals
Marinas + Breakwaters
Transfer Stations
Public Infrastructure
Bikeways + Trails
Garage + Parking Facilities
Parks + Public Spaces
Recreational Spaces
Utility Infrastructure
Water + Wastewater
Real Estate Development
Community Facilities
Multifamily Residential
Ports + Terminals
Rail Transportation
Roads + Highways
Ropeway + Linear Infrastructure
Floating Harbor Wetland
Multimodal Processing Plant
416 + 420 Kent Dynamic Highrise
Wittpenn Bridge
Tiffany Crane
LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
NYC Ferry
Orlando Airport LED Displays
A leading full-service engineering firm renowned for our trusted, high quality, and innovative approach to solving complex challenges.

of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises recognized leaders from various disciplines who have achieved great successes and made significant impacts in their respective careers. With a unique blend of experience, insight, and leadership, these experts are helping us achieve the next level of excellence.

Malcolm McLaren, PE

Malcolm McLaren, PE

Founder / Executive Chairman of the Board

Since founding McLaren Engineering Group in his basement in 1977, Mal’s entrepreneurial spirit quickly propelled the firm to the forefront of the AEC industry. His vision has enabled us to provide an unparalleled line of quality services for well over 20,000 projects and make positive impacts on communities worldwide.

In the early days, Mal was a driving force behind the concept of the “engineer-as-diver” profession, combining his passion for recreational diving with his skills as a professional engineer to offer underwater investigative services. Since then, his out-of-the-box thinking, passion for innovation, and technical excellence has quickly launched an ever-growing engineering empire that has expanded to 10 key markets and 11 offices worldwide.

His extensive and diverse portfolio of project experience includes the construction of over 70 ferry terminals and landings; development of the famous MECU Pier 6 Pavilion in Baltimore, engineering, and design of a pair of 100-foot-tall animatronic Cranes in Sentosa Bay, Singapore; and the feasibility, planning and design of an urban aerial ropeway gondola that seeks to revolutionize transit in Albany, NY.

Connie Crawford - McLaren Board of Directors

Cosema E. (“Connie”) Crawford, PE

Director of Rail and Transit for ASTM North America

Connie has forty years of experience with public and private sectors in the management, design, and construction of large-scale transportation programs. Previously, as Global Practice Leader at Louis Berger (later WSP), she oversaw major rail and transit programs in the US and overseas.

Connie has served as senior vice president and chief engineer at New York City Transit Authority (NYCT), overseeing a $2.25 billion annual capital program for subway and bus infrastructure including tunnels, viaducts and bridges, passenger stations, maintenance facilities, power distribution, and signals and communications systems. After the terrorist attacks on 9/11, she directed planning and design efforts to rebuild the collapsed Lower Manhattan subway tunnel in one year.

Earlier, as chief engineer for New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), Connie was responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of 875 bridges and seven tunnels.

Kenneth Arnold - McLaren Board of Directors

Kenneth E. Arnold, PE

Founder and Former CEO of Paragon Engineering Services

Kenneth E. Arnold, PE is the founder of Paragon Engineering Services, an oil and gas project management and engineering services firm, which was sold to AMEC in 2005. He has over 55 years of experience in facilities engineering design and project management, having worked on both onshore and offshore projects in many areas of the world.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, on the Gulf Offshore Energy Safety Board (GOES), and serves as a senior technical advisor to Worley and to Oxy Oil and Gas.  Ken is also the Safety Committee Chair of the National Academy of Construction and a member of its Executive Committee.

Stephanie Olexa - McLaren Board of Directors

Stephanie Olexa, PHD, MBA

Founder of Lead to the Future, LLC

Stephanie Olexa began her career as a Professor of Medicine at Temple Medical School, teaching Biochemistry and Hematology along with conducting research in the blood coagulation system. She evolved into the “business of science”, getting an MBA with a specialty in finance while working at Rohm and Haas Company in Philadelphia and Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, Pa. In these positions she led acquisitions of high-tech diversification businesses, preparing her to form her own venture.

She founded an independent testing laboratory with technical capabilities in Microbiology, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry and Radiochemistry and grew it into a multi-million-dollar, nationwide business through organic growth and over 26 acquisitions. After selling the company to an equity investment firm, she formed Lead to the Future, LLC to work with privately held and family owned businesses in the areas of governance, succession planning and business sustainability.

Currently, she focuses on Excellence in Governance, providing Board design, development, education, review, and management to for organizations. She has a reputation as an engaged and dedicated board director.

Previous Members
Board of Directors

James McCormick - McLaren Board of Directors

James McCormick

Partner and Director of Construction, D&A Companies
Served on McLaren's Board from 2021 to 2023.

Jay Carter - McLaren Board of Directors

Jay W. Carter

Former President of Lucent’s AT&T Customer Business Unit
Served on McLaren's Board from 2014 to 2022.

Dennis Hejlik

Dennis Hejlik

Lieutenant General, USMC (Retired)
Served on McLaren's Board from 2014 to 2022.

Roger Neuenschwander

Roger Neuenschwander, FAIA

Former President/Board Chairman TVS DESIGN
Served on McLaren's Board from 2014 to 2022.