Ryan Starkovich has been with Henderson Engineers since 2007. (Courtesy Henderson Engineers)

He becomes sports practice director and vice president

Henderson Engineers, a building systems design firm based in Lenexa, Kan., promoted Ryan Starkovich to sports practice director and vice president.

Starkovich will lead Henderson’s sports and recreation practice while Russ Murdock continues to oversee the convention center practice. Kevin Lewis remains Henderson’s director of venues.

The firm has more than 800 employees nationwide, and convention centers, arenas, stadiums, practice facilities, ballparks, recreation centers, and performance venues continue to be areas of focus. 

Starkovich joined Henderson in 2007. Serving as a project manager, he has often been the primary liaison to architects, owners and contractors. He’ll now focus on management, oversight, and strategic direction while still working closely with design teams and project partners. 

Starkovich has worked on venues including SoFi Stadium, Heinz Field, Gillette Stadium, Arrowhead Stadium, Ford Center at The Star, State Farm Center, Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Moody Center, Hollywood Park Performance Venue and Matthew Knight Arena. He has a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Wyoming.