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American National Bank of Texas Names Tanella Bessard Vice President Commercial Lender at Dallas Skillman Center

Dallas, Texas – August 20, 2013 – American National Bank of Texas announced the hiring of Tanella Bessard as Vice President at the bank’s Dallas Skillman banking center.

“Although my role is to provide commercial lending services, being a part of my client’s success is something I hold in high regard,” said Bessard. “I take pride when I see my clients be successful and am genuinely concerned regarding their needs. This allows me to collaborate with my clients more effectively.”

With more than 16 years of experience in banking, Bessard has been focused on managing business lending relationships. Additionally she is also a savvy treasury management professional. She has enjoyed success serving small to middle market businesses and looks forward to growing a portfolio of valued clients in the North Texas area.

Bessard currently sits on the board of the Dallas Business Finance Corporation, and she is actively involved with various civic organizations like the South Dallas Development Corporation and the YMCA from board membership to philanthropic service. A respected community leader, she has received numerous awards for Leadership and Community Service involvement.

“As an independent bank, American National Bank of Texas prides itself on being firmly rooted in our own community, and bankers like Tanella are what make a difference to our customers,” said Joe Don Martin, banking center president at the Dallas Skillman location. “She takes the time to get to know her clients, and she helps them achieve their goals by cultivating strong, personalized relationships founded on an understanding of their business needs and financial objectives.”

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 Member FDIC.

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