Ruston

500 East Reynolds Drive, Ruston, LA 71270

(318) 251-5800

Argent Financial Group - Corporate Headquarters

Ruston Office Information

Home to Argent’s corporate headquarters, the Ruston, Louisiana office encompasses several corporate support teams—accounting, finance, human resources, IT, marketing and trust operations—as well client-facing teams for Argent Advisors, Argent Mineral Management and Argent Trust, including personnel specializing in Employee Benefits, Funeral and Cemetery Trusts and Municipal Advisory services.

Argent’s corporate staff are proud members of the Ruston community, volunteering with organizations such as United Way of Northeast Louisiana, Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana and Teach 1 to Lead 1.

Argent is also a proud supporter of many activities on the campus of Louisiana Tech University, of which numerous staff are alumni.

Our Team

Aarin Alford

Aarin Alford

Director of Human Resources & Professional Development
Ruston

Aarin joined Argent in 2005 and serves as Director of Human Resources and Professional Development. In this role, Aarin is responsible for oversite of our employee benefits program, designing and executing professional development plans, onboarding and orienting every...

Alicia Cribbs

Alicia Cribbs

Vice President, Trust Officer
Ruston

Alicia has worked for Argent Trust Company and its predecessor company, National Independent Trust Company since 2005. In her role as Trust Officer, she administers trust and investment accounts. She also maintains working relationships with attorneys, CPAs,...

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Assistant Vice President, Vendor Management
Ruston

Amy has worked at Argent for 27 years. In her current role, she is responsible for our Vendor Management department. Before this position, Amy served in various roles with Operations, Corporate Trust, Trust Administration and Compliance. Amy enjoys spending time with...

Andrew Blackburn, CPL

Andrew Blackburn, CPL

Mineral Manager
Ruston

Drew manages mineral assets to create opportunities to generate wealth and maximize value for clients. His services include negotiating the leasing, acquisition and divestiture of mineral rights, determining ownership of surface and minerals through the research of...

Ann Marie Mills

Ann Marie Mills

Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits
Ruston

Ann Marie has worked for Argent and its predecessor since 1985. In her role with Argent, she designs and manages all of our Employee Benefit service offerings. For her clients, she provides turnkey and unbundled services including investment management, plan...

Barry Guinn

Barry Guinn

Senior Vice President, Investment Advisor
Ruston

Barry has over 20 years of financial services experience as a banker, broker and investment advisor. His lending background, investment experience and financial licenses allow him to provide a full array of financial planning services. Barry’s ideal client is looking...

Beck Hanes

Beck Hanes

Institutional Services Associate
Ruston
Brandon Glenn

Brandon Glenn

Senior Portfolio Manager
Ruston

As a senior portfolio manager for Argent Trust, Brandon is responsible for trust accounts investment oversight as well as mutual fund selection and oversight for retirement plans. He also provides customized portfolio management for Argent Advisors accounts. He chairs...

Byron R. Moore, CFP®

Byron R. Moore, CFP®

Managing Director, Planning Group, Argent Advisors
Ruston

Byron has been in the financial services industry since 1982 and a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner since 1991. His financial columns have appeared in three North Louisiana Newspapers since 1993. His Money Matters television segment aired weekly on KNOE TV’s...

Carrie Brown

Carrie Brown

Chief Compliance Officer, Argent Advisors
Ruston

Carrie joined Argent in 2004 as a part-time college student and came on full time in 2006. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Argent Advisors and Argent/Heritage Retirement Plan Advisors. Prior to this role she worked within Argent Trust Company as...

Chelsea M. Klepzig, CTFA

Chelsea M. Klepzig, CTFA

Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer
Ruston

Chelsea joined Argent Trust in 2018 and serves as Trust Officer with over 15 years of fiduciary experience. In her role, she is responsible for personal trust and estate administration, client service and unique asset and investment support. Chelsea’s trust career...

Chris Holtzclaw

Chris Holtzclaw

Chief Fiduciary Officer, ATC-Western Region
Ruston

In his role, Chris works with trust administrators and investment officers in Argent Trust’s western region, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, leading coordination with the wealth management division to ensure customers’ needs are met while...

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