2023 40 Under 40: Danny McGrail, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 33

Science & Technology Practice Director, Henderson Engineers; BS, Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 15, 2023

In seven years with Henderson, McGrail has climbed his way up the ladder from project manager to practice leader and eventually to practice director. He is the youngest practice director companywide. Recent projects include a Food and Drug Administration facility and laboratory and a university computing facility. Outside of work, he dedicates time to various pursuits within the business and philanthropic community in the Kansas City region. He is a longtime member ASHRAE, serving on a variety of committees for the local chapter during the past decade. He is a respected leader within The Heart of America Chapter of the International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories, currently serving as the organization’s treasurer following a successful tenure as its secretary. McGrail took part in the Pillars leadership program with AIA Kansas City, a coveted honor bestowed upon emerging leaders within the region’s competitive architecture, engineering and construction industry. In addition to volunteering for various charitable causes alongside his Henderson colleagues, he has taken part in Habitat for Humanity building projects for the past six years, using his professional skillset to help provide new homes for the underprivileged. With most of McGrail’s time spent using technology for work and personal pursuits, he enjoys setting aside time to unplug. Sports are a favorite pastime and they allow him to relax by spending time outside in nature. McGrail picked up golf in his final year of college before taking a brief hiatus and rediscovering his love for the game several years ago.