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American National Bank of Texas – 2012 Winner, The Principal® 10 Best

“The most impactful thing we've done for employees is to continue to live our values,” says Donna Mays, senior vice president and human resources director, American National Bank of Texas (ANBTX). “We communicate regularly and encourage participation in all our benefit programs, including the 401(k) program, for which we have maintained the same match levels. We also encourage a healthy lifestyle and work/life balance, and that has proven to be a major contributor to the morale and professionalism at the organization.”

Winning-edge benefits

  • 85 percent employer-paid medical insurance premiums for employees; 67 percent employer-paid medical insurance premiums for dependents
  • 401(k) plan with match of 100 percent on the first three percent of pay and then 50 percent on the next two percent, plus a discretionary profit sharing contribution; average employee deferral of six percent
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • 100 percent employer-paid premiums for long-term disability insurance and life insurance
  • Provides an employer-paid health advocate program
  • Extensive wellness program with preventive screenings

Financial professionals

ANBTX relies on these financial professionals:

  • Michael J. Darnell, Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services, Inc.
  • Rob Borowy, ANBTX Wealth Management Group

Charitable donation

ANBTX selected Terrell ISD Excellence Foundation to receive a $2,500 donation from The Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. as part of their Principal 10 Best award.

The Terrell Independent School District (ISD) Excellence Foundation received a $2,500 contribution on behalf of American National Bank of Texas. Robert A. Hulsey and Donna Mays (ANBT Human Resources Director) presented the donation to Dena Risinger, President, Terrell ISD Board of Education, Kelly Rodgers, Superintendent of Schools, Terrell ISD, and Dana Skelton, of the Terrell ISD Excellence Foundation.

Recognition event

ANBTX celebrates being named one of The Principal 10 Best Companies—2012.
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Robert A. Hulsey stands with fellow American National Bank of Texas employees Rob Borowy (Retirement Plan Consultant) and Vicki Decker (Benefits Manager). Joining them are Shannon Hansen, Benefit Services Coordinator, and Michael Darnell, Producer/Broker, both of Sleeper Sewell Insurance Services, Inc.

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Fast facts

  • Location: Terrell, Texas
  • Type of business: Bank
  • Number of employees: 567
  • Founded: 1875
  • Percent of employees participating in 401(k) plan: 77 percent
  • Web site:

Why the judges selected them

Lisa G. Kottler, Principal 10 Best Judge and Senior Vice President, Retirement Services, NFP (transcript):

About the company

Since 1875, American National Bank of Texas (ANBTX) has provided financial solutions to consumers and businesses in North Texas. ANBTX’s 560 employees support customers in over 30 locations and actively participate in the communities they serve.

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