Melissa McEwen


Melissa McEwen helps people build on their passions, creativity, and craft expertise to embrace the industrialized future of construction. With nearly 30 years of experience in the AEC industry, Melissa brings a deep knowledge of the mindsets and business models that have made us successful, as well as an understanding of how those mindsets and models can hold us back. Melissa leads Haley & Aldrich’s Lean Consulting practice and co-developed the Industrialized Construction Maturity Assessment, which has guided scores of clients as they’ve worked to change mindsets and embrace advances in manufacturing, AI, and other innovations. Melissa wants to propel the AEC industry’s capacity to grow, and she understands how to drive change across organizational settings — from the shop floor to the job site to corporate headquarters — so that big shifts put people first and are data driven and practical. An engineer by training, Melissa is a Lean Black Belt and has been on a lean journey since 2005.