Oregon State University: Bachelor of Science in Political Science
Willamette University: Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Jurisprudence
Southern Methodist University: LLM in Taxation
Kennedy Hawkins, MBA, JD, LLM is now a consultant and advisor to PT Northwest. He continues to be a partner. Prior to January 2023, Kennedy was the President & CEO of PT Northwest for 21 years. He helped PT Northwest become a widely respected physical rehabilitation group at the state and national levels. In 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, & 2022, PT Northwest was named a Top Oregon Workplace by The Oregonian newspaper. Kennedy was instrumental in helping PT Northwest win the National Association of Rehabilitation Agencies (NARA) 2016 Innovation Award for its use of data analytics. He has 30 years of experience in the physical rehabilitation industry.
Kennedy has a very diverse educational background. He received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Oregon State University, a Master of Business Administration from Willamette University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University, and a LLM in Taxation from Southern Methodist University.
In addition to his PT Northwest responsibilities, Kennedy serves as a NARA Board Member responsible for membership and co-chairs NARA’s Outpatient Special Interest Group. He has been involved with NARA since 1996. During his NARA tenure, Kennedy has served as President, Past President, Vice President, Treasurer, Board Member, and Regional Coordinator. He has won NARA’s George G. Olsen Award and NARA’s Service Award. He has served on numerous industry work groups.
Another area of interest for Kennedy is public speaking. He really enjoys connecting with people. Some of his speaking venues have included the American Physical Therapy Association, NARA, Intermountain Healthcare, the Veterans Administration, the US Capitol, and various universities.
Kennedy believes strongly giving in back to his community. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, such as the Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross. Currently, Kennedy serves on the Advisory Board of Willamette University’s MBA Program as well the Sherwood West Citizen Advisory Committee on Land Use Planning.
Kennedy enjoys snowboarding with his family, hiking behind his in-laws’ farm in the Highlands of Scotland, international travel, and mentoring teens and young adults.