Chief Executive Officer
Bill Becknell is the CEO of Mortenson Dental Partners, a 144 practice Dental Support Organization based in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill joined Mortenson Dental Partners in 2014 and served as the Chief Strategic Officer, President of Dental Teams. He became a member of the Board of Directors in 2017 and Chief Executive Officer in 2018.
Bill was previously the Director of Store Operations for North America at PPG Industries. During his tenure at PPG, the business grew from 357 locations to 867 locations across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Prior to PPG, Bill spent twenty-one years in the grocery industry with The Kroger Company. When recruited by PPG, Bill was Manger of Store Operations for Kroger’s Mid-South Division, a 156-store chain serving Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee.
Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and completed the Executive MBA program at University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business. He enhanced his leadership and executive education through programs at the University of Notre Dame and Kellogg School of Business. Bill consults with multi-unit businesses on topics of leadership, business, and strategy through Scaling Up, a group dentistry symposium.
Bill enjoys spending his time with his wife, Debra, and their three children. He also enjoys serving in the community where he is an active board member for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.