2019 40 Under 40: Angie Grant, PE; 39

Associate Vice President, Henderson Engineers, Lenexa, Kansas BS Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence

By Jack Smith and Amara Rozgus May 16, 2019

Recently elevated to associate vice president of learning and leadership development at Henderson Engineers, Grant is creating a holistic and consolidated learning and leadership education strategy to engage the entire organization in continuous learning. In this position, she evaluates the effectiveness of all learning and development programs, support and training processes to ensure standardization companywide. She is only the fifth female owner in the company’s 49-year history. Grant co-founded and leads Henderson’s dedicated women’s network, Empow[HER], to help propel women within the company through connections, collaboration and continuous development. Under her leadership, the group has grown exponentially in terms of visibility, traction and buy-in. Grant was selected in the inaugural class of Henderson’s Leadership Academy, which she now directs. The program is designed to build, grow and provide opportunities for future Henderson leaders. She was instrumental in changing the structure, moving the focus to leadership skill development. She is a 2018 graduate of the Centurions Leadership program, the premier professional development organization in Kansas City, where she completed more than 100 hours of community service during her two-year term. Grant is a leader with the Women’s Intersport Network of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, has served as an ACE Mentor to high school students in Olathe, Kansas, and North Kansas City, Missouri, participated in the Expanding Your Horizons program and volunteers her time and expertise at Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day with the KC STEM Alliance, Smart City and Canstruction. Grant and her husband, Brian, are the parents of two children. They are active in hockey, soccer, softball and Girl Scouts, and enjoy exploring Kansas City. 

Author Bio: Jack Smith is a Content Manager at CFE Media. Amara Rozgus is Editor-in-Chief of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.