Founder of Authentically American / Veteran
Dean Wegner Bio
Dean is a dynamic and fearless leader, Veteran, entrepreneur, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. His journey to build an iconic American brand in Authentically American has captured the attention of national media outlets such as Fox & Friends, Forbes Magazine, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, Newsmax TV, and SiriusXM Radio.
Dean graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Rotary Wing Flight School, and the Army's Special Forces Ranger School. His education, training, and 7-years of active-duty service in the Army have personified Dean to be a passionate and values centric servant leader. Post Army, Dean served in leadership roles in business development, marketing and strategy at Procter & Gamble and Mars, Inc.
In 2017, Dean founded his current company from a blank sheet of paper. Authentically American is a Veteran owned, American made, premium apparel brand. They are a company 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.
Dean speaks transparently and intelligently about the challenges and rewards experienced through entrepreneurship and pursuing one's passion. As a former Division 1 ice hockey player, Dean is highly competitive and possesses a tireless work ethic.
Dean is a man of deep Christian faith, a family man (married 26 years) and a father of 4 children (youngest adopted from Ethiopia). He is active in his church and community, serving on the boards of both for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations.