Safety Director Webinar Series
Bio for Gary Auman:
As a director with Auman, Mahan & Furry, Gary Auman concentrates his practice on occupational safety and health law and workers’ compensation defense.
With 40 years of experience, Gary is a noted authority and staunch management advocate in workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health law. He regularly writes on occupational safety and health law for a number of trade publications. In addition, he is a frequent speaker on occupational safety and health topics at seminars and conferences throughout the United States. Gary represents both small and large companies and is general counsel to several national and regional trade associations. Gary is a staunch management advocate and defends employers across the United States.
Gary is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Dayton Bar Associations. He is past chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee for the Dayton Bar Association. Gary is past chair of the Board of Directors for the Dayton/Miami Valley Safety Council and continues to hold a position on the Board. He is past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Gary is past chair of the Board of the Dayton Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation. He was the 2005 campaign chair for the United Way of Greater Dayton Area and served as chair of that Board for three years. He is President of the Board of Directors of the United Rehabilitation Services for Greater Dayton for 2019 and 2020.
Gary has been recognized by a number of associations, including the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, where he was volunteer of the year in 2004. In 2002, Gary was honored by the National Safety Council when he received its Distinguished Service to Safety Award. This is the highest individual honor that can be bestowed by the National Safety Council. Gary received the Smith-Moore Award from the United Way of Greater Dayton in 2013 to recognize his dedication and commitment to that organization. In 2013, he received the Bernon G. Perkins Award from the National Frame Building Association for his efforts to promote safety in that industry. On June 18, 2014, Gary received the William R. Heaston Outstanding Member Award from the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association for his service to the industry. This is the first time in the award’s history it was presented to a non-member. In April 2015, Gary was awarded the President’s Award by the National Insulation Association.
Gary received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville. He received his law degree, graduating summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University College of Law. Gary served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1973.