Birmingham

600 University Park Place, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35209

(205) 730-5100

Argent Trust Company

Birmingham Office Information

Argent’s Birmingham, Alabama office is conveniently located on Lakeshore Parkway and houses a team of Argent Trust trust and wealth advisors, as well as our in-house trust operations group, which supports the trust teams across Argent’s corporate footprint.

The office opened in 2016 under the leadership of Ken Alderman and is now led by market president Collins Compere. The trust team–which includes four past recipients of the Alabama Bankers Association Wayne F. Lambert Trust Professional of the Year Award–serves clients with fiduciary wealth management or trust needs. David Sides leads the operations team.

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Our Team

Amy Benefield, CCTS, CFIRS

Amy Benefield, CCTS, CFIRS

Vice President - Business Risk Management Coordinator
Birmingham

Amy serves as vice president- business risk management coordinator with Argent’s fiduciary consulting services division.  In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance for Argent Trust Company.  Prior to this role, she served high net worth...

Collins Compere, CIMC®

Collins Compere, CIMC®

Market President - Birmingham, AL
Birmingham

Collins Compere has joined the company as Birmingham Market President and will serve as the senior leader of trust, estate and retirement services administration for his market. Compere joins Argent with nearly three decades of experience in fiduciary investment...

Frank Hosse

Frank Hosse

Director of Investments
Nashville

Frank is the Director of Investments for Argent Trust Company. Frank leads the portfolio management process for Argent Trust in our Nashville and Louisville offices. Leveraging his years of experience in research and asset management, Frank works to identify global...

Jack Hirsch, MBA

Jack Hirsch, MBA

SVP of Funeral & Cemetery Trust Division
Birmingham

Hirsch has joined the company as senior vice president of funeral and cemetery trust division in the Birmingham office. He will be responsible for overseeing all required annual regulatory reporting pertaining to deathcare and managing the investment and withdrawal of...

Ken Alderman, CFA

Ken Alderman, CFA

Managing Director
Birmingham

Ken joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of our Birmingham office reporting to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. After serving as President of ATC for the past seven years, Alderman is now Managing Director of Argent Trust.  In this new role, he...

Kenny Burns

Kenny Burns

Vice President and Trust Officer
Birmingham

Kenny Burns is the Vice President and Trust Officer at Argent Trust Company in our Birmingham office. With over 27 years of extensive banking experience, Burns joins the company after a distinguished career at Regions Bank, where he served as Vice President, Trust...

Leslie Wyatt

Leslie Wyatt

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Leslie works in a senior fiduciary role with clients of Argent Trust Company's Birmingham location. She is in charge of managing trust accounts such as individual, larger endowment funds and estates. Leslie brings over ten years of experience in wealth management and...

Lynda Lewis, CISP

Lynda Lewis, CISP

Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Lynda joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of the company’s new Birmingham location. She has over 30 years of trust and financial service experience. In her role as trust officer with Argent, she will serve high net worth families with trust administration,...

Marshall Bartlett

Marshall Bartlett

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Nashville

Marshall became a Senior Portfolio Manager at Argent Trust in 2018 when Independence Trust merged with Argent. As Chief Investment Officer at Independence, he oversaw portfolio management, trading, and other investment functions for the firm’s clients, including...

Meredith Singleton

Meredith Singleton

Middle Office Assistant Manager
Birmingham

Meredith joined Argent in 2016. She serves as Middle Office Assistant Manager in our Birmingham, AL, location. She plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of the department. Meredith's responsibilities include managing workflows, overseeing daily processes...

Morgan Gearhart, J.D.

Morgan Gearhart, J.D.

Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Morgan joined Argent in 2019 and is responsible for managing family and institutional relationships in the company's Birmingham, AL market. She joined Argent from Regions Financial in Birmingham, where she had been a trust officer since 2014. Morgan earned her Joint...

Samuel McGarr, CPA

Samuel McGarr, CPA

Senior Wealth Advisor
Birmingham

McGarr joined Argent Trust as a Senior Wealth Advisor at our Birmingham location in 2022. In his role, he will focus on holistic wealth management for high net and ultra-high net worth families by providing sophisticated and integrated tax, estate, closely held...

Amy Benefield, CCTS, CFIRS

Amy Benefield, CCTS, CFIRS

Vice President - Business Risk Management Coordinator
Birmingham

Amy serves as vice president- business risk management coordinator with Argent’s fiduciary consulting services division.  In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance for Argent Trust Company.  Prior to this role, she served high net worth...

Collins Compere, CIMC®

Collins Compere, CIMC®

Market President - Birmingham, AL
Birmingham

Collins Compere has joined the company as Birmingham Market President and will serve as the senior leader of trust, estate and retirement services administration for his market. Compere joins Argent with nearly three decades of experience in fiduciary investment...

Frank Hosse

Frank Hosse

Director of Investments
Nashville

Frank is the Director of Investments for Argent Trust Company. Frank leads the portfolio management process for Argent Trust in our Nashville and Louisville offices. Leveraging his years of experience in research and asset management, Frank works to identify global...

Jack Hirsch, MBA

Jack Hirsch, MBA

SVP of Funeral & Cemetery Trust Division
Birmingham

Hirsch has joined the company as senior vice president of funeral and cemetery trust division in the Birmingham office. He will be responsible for overseeing all required annual regulatory reporting pertaining to deathcare and managing the investment and withdrawal of...

Ken Alderman, CFA

Ken Alderman, CFA

Managing Director
Birmingham

Ken joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of our Birmingham office reporting to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. After serving as President of ATC for the past seven years, Alderman is now Managing Director of Argent Trust.  In this new role, he...

Kenny Burns

Kenny Burns

Vice President and Trust Officer
Birmingham

Kenny Burns is the Vice President and Trust Officer at Argent Trust Company in our Birmingham office. With over 27 years of extensive banking experience, Burns joins the company after a distinguished career at Regions Bank, where he served as Vice President, Trust...

Leslie Wyatt

Leslie Wyatt

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Leslie works in a senior fiduciary role with clients of Argent Trust Company's Birmingham location. She is in charge of managing trust accounts such as individual, larger endowment funds and estates. Leslie brings over ten years of experience in wealth management and...

Lynda Lewis, CISP

Lynda Lewis, CISP

Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Lynda joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of the company’s new Birmingham location. She has over 30 years of trust and financial service experience. In her role as trust officer with Argent, she will serve high net worth families with trust administration,...

Marshall Bartlett

Marshall Bartlett

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Nashville

Marshall became a Senior Portfolio Manager at Argent Trust in 2018 when Independence Trust merged with Argent. As Chief Investment Officer at Independence, he oversaw portfolio management, trading, and other investment functions for the firm’s clients, including...

Meredith Singleton

Meredith Singleton

Middle Office Assistant Manager
Birmingham

Meredith joined Argent in 2016. She serves as Middle Office Assistant Manager in our Birmingham, AL, location. She plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of the department. Meredith's responsibilities include managing workflows, overseeing daily processes...

Morgan Gearhart, J.D.

Morgan Gearhart, J.D.

Vice President, Trust Officer
Birmingham

Morgan joined Argent in 2019 and is responsible for managing family and institutional relationships in the company's Birmingham, AL market. She joined Argent from Regions Financial in Birmingham, where she had been a trust officer since 2014. Morgan earned her Joint...

Samuel McGarr, CPA

Samuel McGarr, CPA

Senior Wealth Advisor
Birmingham

McGarr joined Argent Trust as a Senior Wealth Advisor at our Birmingham location in 2022. In his role, he will focus on holistic wealth management for high net and ultra-high net worth families by providing sophisticated and integrated tax, estate, closely held...

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