American National Bank of Texas Adds 2 New Members to Board

Suzanne Cruz-Sewell and Dennis Cail bring extensive business and civic experience to their roles on the bank's board "that’s focused on making our communities stronger by making businesses stronger.”

Terrell-based American National Bank of Texas has added two new members to its board of directors, Suzanne Cruz-Sewell and Dennis Cail.

Currently, Cruz-Sewell is assistant vice president of business diversity at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, and Cail is co-founder and chief executive officer of Zirtue, a relationship-based lending application with a mission to drive financial equity and inclusion.

“As one of the oldest independent banks in Texas, it’s important that we bring new insights and perspectives from professional and civic leaders,” Robert Hulsey, president and chief executive officer of American National Bank of Texas, said in a statement. “Their experience will be vital as we work across our markets to expand access to financial services while continuing to fulfill our mission to foster growth and strengthen the communities in which we live and work.”

Cruz-Sewell, a business development and supplier diversity executive, has a long-standing record for creating access and advocating for small business enterprises. She is a Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame inductee and serves on the boards of the Women’s Business Council Southwest and the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m passionate about building communities,” Cruz-Sewell said in a statement. “And I’m honored to join this board that’s focused on making our communities stronger by making businesses stronger.”

Cail has had executive roles at IBM, PwC, Accenture, and Uptown Financial and has an extensive background in technology and finance. He also serves on the boards of Dallas Regional Chamber, Goodwill, and the YMCA Foundation and is an emeritus member of the Southern Methodist University Alumni Board of Directors.

“I look forward to being part of such an established bank — and board — while we help drive financial inclusion locally,” Cail said in a statement.

“Both Suzanne and Dennis will be valuable additions. I’m confident they’ll make an immediate impact and help us create more opportunities for businesses and families across the metroplex,” Hulsey said.

Founded in 1875 in Terrell, American National Bank of Texas is an independently owned community bank with more than $5 billion in assets and more than 30 locations throughout North Texas.

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