Meet Glenda, who is with Argent Trust in Shreveport, LA and has been with us for 6 years.
Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique?
A. The company I worked for was in the process of exiting the retirement services business. Chris Shankle, who had already left and joined Argent, reached out and said “Hey, why don’t you consider Argent. It is a smaller company but growing. Contact Gary Moore. I think you will like it.” I knew of Gary from a pension study group meeting we both attended so I gave him a call. We set up a meeting and I have no regrets.
What I think makes Argent unique is the atmosphere created by its staff. Not only caring for the clients but genuinely caring for each other. Never in my 30+ years in the corporate world have I heard of a company opening up a phone line for staff who wanted to dial in and pray for another staff member experiencing a crisis. That says a lot about the leader and the staff. Chris Shankle was right…. I like it.
Q. Why do you enjoy working at Argent?
A. I enjoy working at Argent because it allows me to serve our clients and maintain a work/life balance.
Q. What is your favorite memory from your time at Argent?
A. My favorite memory from my time at Argent is the day I met Kyle McDonald. Chris Shankle and I had gone to meet to onboard a prior client in Monroe. Chris told me we have a lunch meeting with Kyle McDonald, CEO, on the way back. He told me a little bit about Kyle. Just singing his praises. Of course, I am thinking yeah, right a CEO who is down-to-earth. Boy was I blown away during lunch! Kyle was so personable and seemed genuine. He is very different from the CEOs I have met. He has been that way in each encounter since.
Q. If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?
A. If I could have any other job for one day, I would be an elementary school teacher. The children are still in their formative years.