Darrin Ausman, MBA, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS III – Area Market Development Manager, Athletico

Darrin Ausman is the Area Business Development Manager for Athletico covering IA, SD, and NE. Darrin has over 25 years of experience as a hand therapist working in the industry to design, manage therapy programs and services with an emphasis on work-related injuries and prevention.  Darrin graduated from Wartburg College in 1987 with a B.A. in Biology.  He received his B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Washington University followed by an M.B.A. from St. Louis University in 1995. 

In addition to his business development role, Darrin continues to work as a clinician holding advanced certifications in hand therapy, functional capacity training, and ergonomics.

Session Description:

The current labor shortage is affecting the way we build and retain our teams.  We will discuss new methods and “out of the box” thinking to maximize the number of new hires in an effective and efficient manner.  Streamlining the process from interview to day one on the job.  Placement and training strategies to keep employees comfortable, productive, and at work to meet production needs.  Strategies will be discussed that keep a workforce strong, minimize workers’ compensation claims, reduce group health spend and improve the safety culture.