November Model Ram - Brad Hardin
November 03, 2016
This month’s Model Ram is Brad Harding. Brad is the Community Bank President for American Bank of Texas in Fredericksburg. In his spare time, Brad enjoys hunting and fishing.
Name: Brad Hardin
Please give us a little bit of your background, your hobbies, what you like to do in your spare time, etc.
I have been in banking for 31 years, working in Houston, Odessa, and San Antonio. I’ve spent the last 16 years in my hometown of Fredericksburg. My wife Susan and I have three children, (ages 25, 21 and 16). In addition to spending time with family, I am involved in several community activities. I am the current Chairman of the Hill Country Memorial Hospital board, on the Economic Development Commission board, Hill Country Community Needs Council, Hill Country Higher Education Foundation, and a member of the Rotary Club. In my leisure time I enjoy hunting and fishing.
What is your current occupation?
I am Community Bank President for American Bank of Texas in Fredericksburg.
While at ASU, were you involved in any organizations or teams and what was your role?
I was an elected member of the Student Government Association, an officer in the Finance Club, and played several intramural sports.
In what ways did ASU help you to achieve your goals after graduation?
My time at Angelo helped me mature and gain the confidence needed find a good job and advance in my banking career.
What skills did you take away from ASU?
My classes, (especially my finance and accounting classes), gave me a strong academic foundation. More importantly, my time at Angelo State gave me the life, leadership, and communication skills needed to succeed.
Were there any faculty or staff that made a difference for you during your time at ASU?
I had many great professors and knew most of them on a first name basis. The most influential for me was probably Phil Holcomb, my English professor. He mentored me and other students, and encouraged us to get involved on campus and expand our horizons.
What is one of your fondest memories of ASU?
I have many fond memories of my years at Angelo State, but a highlight was my time in the high rise dorm. We were four to a suite crammed in like sardines, but made good friends and had a lot of fun times.
Can you please provide a quote about your experience at ASU/what ASU means to you?
I felt I received a private school education at a public school cost due to the small class sizes, engaged professors, and ability to be more involved since it was smaller university.