Press Releases

Press Releases

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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Jeremy Pendergrass Joins Argent Advisors’ Minden Office

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren, Director of Marketing Argent Financial Group | 318.251.5812 MINDEN, Louisiana, July 16, 2019 – Argent Advisors, a division of Argent Financial Group, announced today that Jeremy Pendergrass has joined the company’s Minden office as...

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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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Argent Trust Hires Stephanie Allen as Wealth Advisor in Austin

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Sarah Warren Argent Financial Group, Inc. swarren@argentfinancial.com 318.251.5812 AUSTIN, Texas, June 21, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has hired Stephanie Allen as a wealth advisor in its Austin office. Allen will work in a fiduciary role with...

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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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Argent Promotes Three Officers

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (January 8, 2016) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce Maureen S. Cosgrove and Mark Shorthouse have been promoted to Senior Vice President and Micher Christophe was promoted to Vice President. ...

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Argent Property Services, Heritage Mineral Management Combine

Ruston, Louisiana– Argent Financial Group today announced that its combination with Oklahoma City-based Heritage Trust Company and its subsidiaries continues with the combination of two subsidiaries focused on the management of client oil and gas interests. Heritage...

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John McCollum Joins Argent Financial Group

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 5, 2015 – Argent Financial Group is pleased to announce that John McCollum has joined the Southern regional wealth management firm to serve as Senior Vice President-Investments. McCollum brings more than 20 years of experience in trust and...

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Argent Mineral Management Opens Office in Southlake, TX

We are pleased to announce the opening of our Argent Mineral Management office in Southlake, Texas with Rosie Calvillo and Buffie Campbell. Heritage Wealth Management and Argent Financial Group are pleased to announce Buffie Drennan-Campbell, JD, CPL, and Rosie...

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Argent Announces New Chairman

RUSTON, LOUISIANA, August 3, 2015 – Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group, announced today the election of Tom Murphy as Chairman of the Board. Murphy follows Bobby Jelks who requested to rotate from the position he has held for the past eight years. Jelks will...

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James Pettus Named 2015 Father of the Year

Corpus Christi, Texas- James Pettus, Senior Vice President of The Trust Company, was recently honored at The 2015 Father of The Year Awards Dinner presented by American Diabetes Association and Corpus Christi Father’s Day Council as the 2015 Father of the Year.  ...

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Argent Adds Senior Vice to Shreveport Office

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA (June 9, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company, N.A. are pleased to announce the addition of Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA as Senior Vice President.   In his new role, Chris will serve as a retirement specialist...

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Highland Capital, ICC Capital Merge

Highland Capital, ICC Capital Merge     MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March. 31, 2015) – Highland Capital Management announced today it has acquired the assets of ICC Capital Management. The combination of ICC and Highland increases client assets under management by...

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Argent Attracts Senior Vice President

MEMPHIS, TENNESSE (March 17, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the addition of David Franks, CTFA, AIF® as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager.   Franks will manage client relationships for...

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Argent Hires Additional Portfolio Manager

Argent Hires Additional Portfolio manager   NASHVILLE, TENNESSE (March 16, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Harrington, CFA as Vice President and Portfolio Manager.   In...

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Argent Financial Group, Heritage Trust to Combine

Argent Financial Group today announced that it has entered into an agreement to combine the two firms with Oklahoma City-based Heritage Trust Company in a move that will significantly broaden Heritage Trust’s geographic reach and complement Argent Financial’s trust,...

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Argent Hires New Trust Officer – Brenda Van Valen

CHARLOTTE, NC (February 3, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company, are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Charlotte, North Carolina under the leadership of Brenda Van Valen. Argent Trust Company, chartered as an independent...

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Wade Named as President of Argent Trust Company

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, January 13, 2015 – Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company are pleased to announce the election of Charles D. Wade as President of Argent Trust Company. Wade brings more than 30 years of experience in leading large...

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Argent Hires New Trust Officer – Bridget F. Van Gansbeke

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 8, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company, are pleased to announce the addition of Bridget F. Van Gansbeke as Trust Administrative Officer. In her new role, Van Gansbeke will work with the existing Louisville...

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Argent Hires New Trust Officer – Mark P. Shorthouse

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (January 8, 2015) - Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company, are pleased to announce the addition of Mark P. Shorthouse as Vice President and Fiduciary Consultant. In his new role, Mark will manage complex ESOP relationships and...

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Wade named Chief Operating Officer of Argent Financial Group

RUSTON, LA., September 19, 2014 -- Argent Financial Group, a leading diversified wealth management company, has elected Charles D. Wade as Chief Operating Officer. Wade brings more than 30 years of experience in leading large financial services firms. Wade has joined...

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Argent Financial Group Appoints Williams Chief Legal Counsel

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2014 – Wealth management firm Argent Financial Group has appointed David Williams its General Counsel.   The 40-year legal professional already serves as executive vice president and manager of fiduciary services for Argent Trust Company, the...

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Argent Financial Group Adds Market Leader to Memphis Team

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (May 21, 2014) – Argent Financial Group, a diversified Southern wealth and financial services firm responsible for more than $6 billion in client assets, has added Edward Brundick to its Memphis team. Brundick will serve as market president of...

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Buchanan Joins Argent Financial Group, Inc

RUSTON, La., March 25, 2013 -- Argent Financial Group, a leading diversified financial services company, has elected J. Phil Buchanan as President. Buchanan brings more than 25 years of experience in leading, advising and consulting financial services firms on a...

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Safer Named to Advisor Hall of Fame

Nashville, TN (December 3, 2012) – Howard Safer was recently named to Research magazine’s 2012 Advisor Hall of Fame. Safer is CEO for Argent Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, Inc. He serves as Trust Advisor offering investment, estate and family...

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