When Ben Breier C’93, W’93 was asked by Modern Healthcare magazine about his professional accomplishments, he related them to his four years as a catcher on the Penn baseball team.
“One thing I take pride in is my ability to relate to people,” said Breier, who earlier this month was named by the magazine to their 2010 “Up & Comers” list, which honors young leaders aged 40 and under who are making a difference in the healthcare industry. “A lot of that stems from athletics and baseball in particular.”
In March, Breier, a member of the Penn Baseball Hall of Fame, was named the chief operating office at Kindred Healthcare in Louisville, Ky. Before that, he served as president of the company’s hospital division, helping revenues grow approximately $2 billion. From 2005-2008, he served as president of Peoplefirst Rehabilitation.
Winning awards is nothing new to Breier, who was a first team all-Ivy selection in 1990 and 1992 and a Penn captain in 1991, 1992 and 1993, sharing the captainship with future Major Leaguer Doug Glanville in ’91. And he’s remained faithful to Penn baseball, having hired the last two executive fellows at Kindred from the ranks of graduating Quakers and also serving on the program’s board of directors.
Any current Penn baseball player might want to network with him. Breier’s Forbes profile shows he’s making slightly more than most bloggers.