Dallas, Texas – May 1, 2013 – Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services, a division of American National Bank of Texas, announced the hiring of Ernest Pradelli as vice president in the bank’s ANBTX Insurance department. Pradelli brings more than 30 years of insurance industry experience to the position.
“I enjoy acting as a consultant for my clients, not just selling insurance,” said Pradelli. “My goal is not only to meet their expectations but to exceed them. I do this by applying current best practices in risk management.”
Prior to joining ANBTX Insurance, Pradelli specialized in public entities and higher education at Brown and Brown Insurance. He also spent more than 25 years with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in its Denver and Dallas locations, where he began his work with best practices experts in claims tracking, post loss investigation, carrier and driver vetting, loss control and legal consulting.
Pradelli is active in the Transportation Intermediary Association and was the Dallas area president and regional director of the Higher Education Group. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Pennsylvania State University, he attended executive management school at the University of Michigan, and he has taught numerous personal development and sales training courses. Pradelli is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC).
“Our clients will benefit immensely from Ernie’s deep understanding and strong background in commercial insurance,” said Von E. Breaux, President and CEO of ANBTX Insurance Services. “He is focused on providing the best in services and counseling, and we know that he will become an integral member of the ANBTX Insurance team of advisors.”
About American National Bank of Texas
American National Bank of Texas, founded in 1875 in Terrell, is one of the oldest and largest independently owned banks in the state. With assets exceeding $2 billion, the bank has 30 locations throughout North Texas serving Collin, Dallas, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Tarrant and Van Zandt counties. American National Bank of Texas provides personal and commercial banking services as well as insurance solutions through Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services Inc., and trust, investment and estate planning services through the Wealth Management Group. For four consecutive years, 2009-2012, ANBTX has been ranked one of the Top 100 Places to Work by the Dallas Morning News. Visit American National Bank of Texas online at www.anbtx.com. Member FDIC.