John W. Henderson

John W. Henderson, P.E.

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

As chief operating officer and board vice chairman, John is responsible for daily operations of the company. He previously served as chief administrative officer for HDR, where he provided executive leadership for several global corporate programs. 

Prior to joining HDR, John had a distinguished career in leading wide-ranging programs for the Department of Defense. He served in numerous command and staff positions throughout his career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. After retiring, he was appointed to serve as assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy. John brings nearly three decades of broad experience in operations, engineering, military construction, infrastructure investment, water resources management and environmental programs.   

John holds a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, served as a National Security Studies Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is a licensed professional engineer.