After realizing that less than 3% of the apparel that we buy and wear is made here in America, Dean Wegner wanted to change that. In this episode of Small Business Small Talk, we get to hear about his background and how his business, Authentically American, got its start. Having a passion for creating more jobs and a great company culture is what Dean is all about along with his faith being an important aspect of his life. If you want to purchase American-made apparel, make sure to check out Authentically American based out of Nashville Tennessee!
BIO: Dean is a man of deep Christian faith, a Family man, Veteran, and Entrepreneur. Dean and his bride Kelly have been married for 26 years and they have 4 children, with the youngest being adopted from Ethiopia. Dean graduated from West Point in 1993 and served 7 years in the Army as a helicopter pilot and Army Ranger. After the Army, the majority of Dean’s business career was spent in business development, marketing, and strategy with Mars and Procter & Gamble. In 2017, Dean founded Authentically American, a Veteran owned, American made premium apparel brand. Authentically American is a brand that celebrates patriotism, believes in the American worker, and honors our American heroes by intentionally donating 10% of profits to Veteran and First Responder charities. As a former Division I ice hockey player, Dean is highly competitive, possesses a tireless work ethic, and he still plays in a Men’s “Beer League” every week. Dean is active in his church and serves on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations. Dean and Authentically American are riding a wave of national media exposure having been featured in Forbes magazine, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, Newsmax TV, and SiriusXM Radio.
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Owner, Authentically American
Host, Small Business Small Talk