Press Releases

Press Releases

Argent Financial Group Awarded Louisiana Growth Leader Legend

Argent Financial Group was presented with the inaugural Growth Leader Legend award by Louisiana Economic Development at the 2022 Spotlight Louisiana event. Ten companies were selected as the 2022 Louisiana Growth Leaders by a statewide panel of economic development...

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Heritage Trust Company Names Michael Romero President

Heritage Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, announced today that Michael Romero has been named president. “I am pleased to announce that Mike has been promoted from vice president and relationship manager to president of Heritage,” said Heritage...

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Travis Gist Joins Argent Mineral Management in Fort Worth

Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, today announced that Travis Gist has joined its Mineral Management division in Fort Worth as a mineral manager. Gist, a Fort Worth native, is an accomplished mineral rights and land...

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Argent Trust Company Announces Promotions

Argent Trust Company announced today that it has promoted Deanna Rankin to chief risk officer, Amy Rhodes to chief compliance officer and Kimberly Breithaupt to chief audit executive. Rhodes will report to Rankin, and Breithaupt will report functionally to the audit...

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Ron Dugan Joins AmeriTrust as Portfolio Manager

AmeriTrust, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, announced today that it has appointed Ron Dugan as a portfolio manager. Dugan will be responsible for helping clients with investment management, including individuals, trusts, foundations, endowments and pensions....

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Argent Mineral Management Announces Two Promotions

Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, today announced two promotions in its Mineral Management division. Megan Bowers, who is in the Fort Worth, Texas, office, was promoted to audit manager, and Grant Nelson, who is in Ruston,...

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Argent Subsidiary Names New CEO

Argent Financial Group, which is headquartered in Ruston and has offices in 12 states, announced today that J. Aaron (A.J.) Jack has been named executive officer of Argent’s Oklahoma City-based subsidiary, Heritage Trust Company. “I am pleased to announce that Aaron...

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Argent Trust Company Opens Baton Rouge Office

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren, Director of Marketing Argent Financial Group | 318.251.5812 BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, June 24, 2019 – Argent Trust Company announced today the opening of its Baton Rouge office, giving the Ruston-based financial services group a...

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Argent Financial Group Honored as 2019 Louisiana Growth Leader

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc. swarren@argentfinancial.com  |  318.251.5812 RUSTON, Louisiana, March 20, 2019 – Argent Financial Group was recently named to the Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) inaugural list of Louisiana...

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Jodi Penn Rives Joins Argent as Business Development Officer

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany, Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argentfinancial.com  |  318-243-4275 SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, Feb. 20, 2019 – Argent Financial Group announced today that Jodi Penn Rives has joined the company as a business development...

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Argent Shortlisted For The 2019 Family Wealth Report Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc. swarren@argentfinancial.com  |  318.251.5812 RUSTON, Louisiana, Nov. 27, 2018 – Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, announced today that its subsidiary,...

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Argent Trust Expands Funeral Trust Services

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany, Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argentfinancial.com  |  318-243-4275 NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 7, 2018 – Argent Trust Company today announced it has added two new members to its executive team, Steve Jackson and James Breaux,...

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Argent Trust Company Opens New Orleans Office

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc. swarren@argentfinancial.com  |  318.251.5812 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, Sept. 17, 2018 – Argent Trust Company today announced the opening of a new office in New Orleans, the company’s 29th overall. Market...

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AmeriTrust Companies Merges with Argent

Oklahoma Company Now Part of Largest Independent Trust-Based Wealth Management Company in the South Tulsa, Oklahoma-based AmeriTrust Companies announced today it is merging with Argent Financial Group, the largest independent trust-based wealth management company the...

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Mollie Seymour Joins Argent Trust Company

Based in Birmingham, Seymour will serve as senior vice president and trust officer MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren Argent Financial Group, Inc. swarren@argentfinancial.com 318.251.5812 BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 18, 2018 – Mollie Seymour has joined Argent Trust...

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Argent Trust Hires Brittyn Russell Brender as Wealth Advisor

Based in Fort Worth, Brender will work directly with clients in a fiduciary role MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks M. Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 FORT WORTH, Texas, June 7, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has hired Brittyn...

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Argent Trust Hires Mary Coane as Wealth Advisor

Based in Dallas, Coane will work directly with clients in a fiduciary role   MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks M. Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 DALLAS, Texas, May 17, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has hired Mary Coane as a...

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Argent Hires David Russell as VP and Trust Officer

Veteran financial planner and trust officer will join Nashville office MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 NASHVILLE, Tennessee, April 12, 2018 – Argent Trust Company announced today that David...

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Argent Trust Company Opens Austin Office

New Office Headed by Former Frost Bank EVP David Redding   MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 Austin, Texas, March 19, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has opened an office in Austin and former...

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Argent Trust Company Opens Dallas Office

New Office Headed by Former Frost Bank EVP Linda Baker   MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 Dallas, Texas, March 19, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has opened an office in Dallas and former Frost...

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Argent Trust Company Opens Fort Worth Office

New Office Headed by Former Frost Bank EVP Sue Turnage   MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 Fort Worth, Texas, March 19, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has opened an office in Fort Worth and...

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Argent Names Chief Development Officer

J. Aaron Jack named Chief Development Officer of the trust-based wealth management company MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com 615.385.2345 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., February 20, 2018 – Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent...

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Argent Trust, Independence Trust Company to Combine

Argent Trust, Independence Trust Company to Combine MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com p:615.385.2345 f:615.385.2818 Nashville, Tennessee – Argent Financial Group today announced that its subsidiary Argent Trust...

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Argent Trust Adds Industry Veteran Ray Kukreja to ESOP Team

Argent Trust Adds Industry Veteran Ray Kukreja to ESOP Team MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com p:615.385.2345 f:615.385.2818 Atlanta, Georgia (October 23, 2017) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent...

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Heritage Trust Announces a New President

Contact: Taryn Clark tclark@heritagetrust.com p:405.608.8645 f:405.848.8805 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 22, 2017) – Argent Financial Group and Heritage Trust Company are pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Karpe to President of Heritage Trust Company. In his...

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Argent Trust Announces New Senior Vice President

      MEDIA RELEASE  Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com p: 615.385.2345 | f:615.2818 Greenville, South Carolina (May 1, 2017) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to...

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Charlie Daniel Joins Argent Timberland Group

Birmingham, Alabama, October 14, 2016 – Kyle McDonald, Chairman of Argent Financial Group, and Ken Alderman, President of Argent Trust Company and Argent Timberland Group, announced today that Charlie Daniel will join Argent Timberland Group as Managing Director,...

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Argent Trust Announces Formation of Argent Timberland Group

MEDIA RELEASE Birmingham, Alabama, October 3, 2016 – Kyle McDonald, Chairman of Argent Trust Company, announced today the launch of Argent Timberland Group. Argent Timberland Group is a new service offering for institutions, high net worth individuals and family...

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Argent Trust Names David Franks Market President

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com p:615.385.2345 f:615.2818 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, August 8, 2016 - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the...

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Argent Trust Announces New Director

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brooks Campany Argent Financial Group, Inc. bcampany@argenttrust.com p:615.385.2345  f:615.385.2818 Louisville, Kentucky,  August 1, 2016 – Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group and Chairman of Argent Trust Company, announced today the...

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Investment Update: June 24, 2016

To Argent Clients and Partners: Financial markets around the world are reacting to news from Europe last night. Our investment team continues to closely monitor the situation. We want to provide you with some background and information to help put this matter in the...

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John Allen joins Argent Financial Group

Greenville, South Carolina, March 7, 2016 – John O. Allen, Jr., AEP® AIF® CTFA® has joined Southern regional trust and wealth management firm Argent Financial Group to serve as Market President of the Greenville, South Carolina location of Argent Trust Company....

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Chris Shankle Appointed to AICPA Committee

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA (JANUARY 28, 2016) — Chris W. Shankle, Senior Vice President of Argent Trust Company, has been appointed to the Tax Executive Committee for the American Institute of CPAs. The TEC is the senior body on tax matters for the AICPA and sets all tax...

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