Meet the Chief Deputy Director

Ken McFarlane - MDARDKenneth McFarlane serves as the Chief Deputy Director for MDARD overseeing the operation of the department’s programmatic and administrative areas.

He has worked with MDARD since June of 2014 when he started as the Director of Strategy and Business Performance. Prior to that he worked in the private sector as a civil engineering consultant on public infrastructure and large land development projects in the Midwest and Western United States.

He has been integral in multiple enterprise-wide strategic planning and implementation efforts involving service delivery, employee engagement, sustainable operations, and information technology.

Mr. McFarlane graduated from Trine University (IN) with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and from the University of Michigan with a master’s degree in Public Administration. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in both Michigan and Nevada.