Bryan Earnest

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Bryan is a builder. He excels at building relationships, as his extensive experience in marketing consulting shows. And as builder of AMPERAGE’s vision for the future, he inspires the team to achieve that vision every day.

A journalism graduate of Iowa State University and lifelong ISU fan, Bryan began his career in healthcare marketing and public relations for Covenant Medical Center (now MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center). He then rocked a broadcast sales position with KWWL before co-founding ME&V, now AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising.

Under his leadership, AMPERAGE has grown with two acquisitions and expanded locations across Iowa and into Wisconsin.

Bryan — a longtime member of the global YPO organization for executives — is constantly experimenting with ideas and mapping out future-focused strategies that move the needle for AMPERAGE and its clients. Thinking futuristically is one of his greatest strengths. That might be why Bryan has never met a whiteboard he didn’t like.

A strong supporter of community and causes, Bryan served as 2020 campaign chair for Cedar Valley United Way and past board chair for Grow Cedar Valley. He is a trustee for Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa and is a regional cabinet member and past national board member for the American Cancer Society.

AMPERAGE has been named twice to the Inc. 500 list.

Bryan has received numerous recognitions himself, including American Advertising Federation 2014 Ad Person of the Year-Eastern Iowa, Junior Achievement 2002 Young Entrepreneur of the Year-Iowa/Nebraska and 2002 “20 Under 40” honors from the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier.

During his downtime, you’ll find Bryan on the golf course or enjoying a movie. Bryan even likes the University of Iowa a little now that his oldest son is a student there.


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