Matthew McFarland
Matthew McFarland
National Leadership Institute Chairperson

Matthew McFarland is a Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager for Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. He received his Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Matthew is the 2017-2018 National Leadership Institute Chair. In prior years, he served in various leadership positions at the chapter, regional and national levels including National Programs Chair, Region 2 Chair, Region 2 Programs Chair and NC State Chapter President. The opportunities available to develop into a leader is the reason Matthew joined NSBE and also why he chose to serve as the National Leadership Institute Chair for this year. He believes the student leadership model of this organization is unparalleled to any other and truly sets our members a part from their peers. Therefore, his focus for this year is to engage as many members as possible in leadership opportunities across all levels. 

His favorite quote is “Growth is the result of active resistance.” because it reminds him never to be complacent and to always continue planning for what’s next in life.