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HOK Announces Leadership Promotions in Kansas City and Denver

Bill Johnson, Peter Broeder, Sarah Godfrey and Peter Sloan all have been elevated to new leadership roles.

Bill Johnson will move into a new position as design principal of both HOK’s Denver studio and its global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice. Johnson’s new dual role supports the continued evolution of HOK’s sports practice and the impressive growth of its Denver studio, which opened early in 2022 and has already expanded its staff by 30 percent.

“Bill has been a guiding force for our sports practice, driving innovation and creative thinking among our teams and pushing our clients and the industry to anticipate what’s next,” said Nate Appleman, HOK’s director of Sports + Recreation + Entertainment. “Bill’s leadership will be critical as we continue to evolve our professional sports practice globally. This also will help HOK further establish a strong regional presence along the I-70 corridor between Denver, Kansas City and St. Louis.”

Peter Broeder will be the Kansas City studio’s design principal, assuming Bill’s former position as one of four key leadership roles in the office. Broeder has been with HOK for more than a decade and has worked on complex projects across the country.

“Peter brings an innate understanding of good design, a gift for leading teams and a passion for mentoring staff that make him an invaluable asset to the studio and the broader Kansas City design community,” said Chris DeVolder, managing principal for the Kansas City studio. “His deep knowledge of diverse market types will help lead our team into the future as we continue to expand.”

Additional promotions focus on the growth of the Kansas City studio’s corporate, commercial and workplace projects.

Sarah Godfrey will be the studio’s new director of Interiors. Godfrey has been with the studio for 10 years and has led the design of high-profile interiors projects for companies across the Kansas City area.

Peter Sloan will also move into a new role as senior principal, design for the studio. He has more than 30 years of experience working on projects that have shaped current best practices in workplace design across the nation.


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