McLaughlin currently serves as an executive vice president at HDR, and will be responsible for developing and guiding the program’s long-term strategy to meet the evolving and complex needs of the company's public and private transportation clients.
During his nearly three decades in the industry, McLaughlin has built a strong record of success as a project manager, project principal, and business leader. He previously served as HDR’s U.S. Northeast regional director of operations, helping the company increase its presence in the region significantly, including more than tenfold growth in the New York metropolitan area.
Before joining HDR 18 years ago, McLaughlin worked as a consultant and for the New York State Department of Transportation. He played a key role in many notable projects during his tenure in the Northeast, including work on the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program in New York and New Jersey, Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion in Virginia, the MTA Open Road Tolling Program, and the NY MTA Central Business District Tolling Program.
HDR’s global transportation program is designed to help clients plan for the future of mobility to improve the development and operation of transportation systems worldwide. From digital delivery and the integration of new technologies to designing and managing complex multi-million dollar programs, HDR’s teams are working on critical, groundbreaking infrastructure projects including the Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover P3 project, Austin Capital Metro’s Project Connect transit program, the Pennsylvania DOT Digital Delivery Directive 2025, and the new Ontario Subway Line in Toronto, Canada.