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

Daniel Taylor, CPA

Daniel Taylor, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer
Ruston

Daniel joined Argent in 2005. He is the Chief Accounting Officer for Argent Financial Group and all of the subsidiaries.  In this role, Daniel is responsible for financial statement reporting to higher management, overseeing daily accounting operations and back office...

David Smith

David Smith

Business Development Officer
Ruston

David joined Argent in March of 2012. In his role as Business Development Officer and Property Consultant, David cultivates relationships with his existing clients and prospective clients for the firm. He serves families and businesses across the South for any of...

Debbie Holmes

Debbie Holmes

Vice President, Trust Officer
Ruston

Debbie joined Argent in February of 1992. As Vice President and Trust officer, she oversees and administers funeral and cemetery trust accounts.

Grant Nelson

Grant Nelson

Audit Associate
Ruston

Grant joined Argent after graduating from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Grant now lives in Ruston where he also volunteers with the children’s ministry and youth group at...

Janet Cowart

Janet Cowart

Operations Manager
Ruston

Janet serves as the Operations Manager for APS. Prior to joining APS, she worked for six years in the Operations and Compliance Departments of National Independent Trust Company, an Argent Financial Group subsidiary. She currently manages data processing for all...

Kathy Hopkins

Kathy Hopkins

Vice President, Administrator
Ruston

Kathy originally began working for TCL Securities (now Argent Advisors) in May 1993. After working for a year then leaving for one year, she returned and has been employed for 26 years with the firm. In August of 1996 she obtained her Series 7 stock broker license and...

Kathy Sutton

Kathy Sutton

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer
Ruston

Kathy has been with Argent for over 23 years and has over 28 years of experience administering employee benefit plans. She focuses on the administrative duties for the employee benefits area while also serving as Corporate Secretary for Argent Financial Group. Kathy...

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Katie serves in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2 billion. Katie joined Argent in October 2010....

Kimberly Breithaupt, CFIRS

Kimberly Breithaupt, CFIRS

Senior Vice President, Senior Audit Manager
Ruston

Kim began with Argent in July, 1996. In her role as SVP & Senior Audit Manager, Kim is responsible for supervising the internal audit process for all Argent trust companies. Kim also provides audit and compliance consulting services to third-party banks and trust...

Kyle McDonald

Kyle McDonald

Chief Executive Officer
Ruston

As its founder, Kyle has served as the only Chief Executive Officer of Argent Financial Group and its predecessor since May 1990. In that role, he is involved in the management of all Argent entities and responsible for strategic direction planning for Argent. Prior...

Lana R. Patton

Lana R. Patton

Vice President, Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As a Vice President & Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Lana serves as administrator in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2...

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