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Deputy Corporate Secretary

Galveston, TX, US, 77550

American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  We’ve been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s most trustworthy financial companies and best mid-sized employers. With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


What’s in it for you?

American National supports a comfortable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, following a casual dress code and focus on healthy work-life balance. We understand that comprehensive benefits are important which is why we offer a generous package that includes: medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, matching 401(k), paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, health-wellness initiatives, and a volunteer program where employees are provided PTO for giving their time to a charity of choice, and referral bonuses! We also offer a comprehensive wellness program that includes onsite fitness centers and classes or discounted gym memberships, free health screenings, free flu shots, and more.

Role of Deputy Corporate Secretary

The Deputy Corporate Secretary position is a strategic role created for succession purposes so the incumbent may learn from the current corporate secretary and eventually lead the Corporate Secretary department. With mentoring from the corporate secretary, this role will support the company’s corporate governance. This position works closely with the corporate secretary, the company’s Board of Directors, its CEO, senior officers and the firm serving as General Counsel, and plays a significant role in the administration of corporate matters. The Deputy Corporate Secretary is also responsible for ensuring subsidiary corporate governance and supporting the activities related to the annual meeting of shareholders, maintaining key corporate documents and records, supervising certain stock transactions, and staying tuned to regulatory activities and requirements.  Additionally, the position is responsible for corporate mark management and ensuring corporate communications that are delivered consistently while preserving the corporate brand.


Under the guidance of the corporate secretary, more detailed responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute all Board of Director and board committee meetings, create agendas, prepare materials and presentations, attend and draft minutes, and disseminate those minutes.
  • Maintain key corporate documents and records, storing, maintaining, retrieving and certifying.
  • Manage activities pertaining to the annual shareholder meeting.
  • Oversee Stockholder Relations including stock issuance, dividends, and transfer operations. Assist in investor communications.
  • Communicate to the company’s officers and directors all blackout periods for purchases and sales of the company’s securities.
  • Ensure compliance with laws and regulations as they relate to corporate governance.
  • Support the Board of Directors in carrying out its fiduciary duties.
  • Help establish corporate guidelines and processes for mark management that will ensure a strong American National brand that is defendable against individuals or entities that may try to take advantage of American National’s name and reputation.
  • Work with appropriate parties to ensure that corporate communications provide accurate information in a way that reinforces American National’s brand, vision and mission.
  • Oversee certain periodic filings with state insurance departments.
  • Other tasks as assigned or specific to American National.


The incumbent is expected to demonstrate and execute on our leadership capabilities: building a high-performance culture, creating alignment and accountability, driving process innovation and profitable growth, and enhancing product/service quality.


Core competencies for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Legal Studies, Communications or related
  • A thorough understanding of American National’s business
  • Demonstration of "executive presence"
  • Being able to lead and work within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Maintaining appropriate perspective and protocols no matter how pressured a situation
  • Prior management experience leading a team of individuals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a varied group of professionals including financial, legal, and compliance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A detail-oriented mindset  



Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.


Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @CareerswithAN


American National is an equal opportunity employer, committed to enhancing a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, President and CEO.




Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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