Dr. Laurence N. Benz to Address Kentucky Wesleyan College Class of 2014 at 146th Commencement

Owensboro, Ky. (May 1, 2014) – Dr. Laurence N. Benz, President, CEO and Founder of PT Development LLC, will deliver the commencement address, “Your Perfect Job,” to the Kentucky Wesleyan College Class of 2014 on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m. in Hocker-Hall Grove. PT Development is a Kentucky-based private equity fund with operating holdings in physical therapy, healthcare consulting, medical education, occupational medicine, medical trustee and receivership, pharmacy and information technology. Dr. Benz is also the founder of Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), a private practice outpatient physical therapy provider with over 30 clinics in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, which he sold in 2007.  A developer of numerous entrepreneurial businesses, he is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy, industrial medicine and marketing.


Dr. Benz received the Robert G. Dicus Award, the highest achievement award in private practice physical therapy, in 2012.  In 2006, he received the Gallup Healthcare Award for Excellence in Healthcare and was a U.S. Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. His professional specialties include industrial/occupational injury and prevention, managed care, electromyography/nerve conduction studies, strategy, health outcome and socioeconomic/reimbursement issues. He is a principle in the largest weblog and social networking site in the physical therapy industry.


Dr. Benz earned a bachelor of science in biology from Bowling Green State University, a master of physical therapy from Baylor University, a master of business administration from The Ohio State University, a doctor of physical therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and a master of arts in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.


A total of 155 students will receive their degrees and three students will receive certificates of completion for the pre-engineering program.

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