Our Team

Our Team

Brenda VanValen, CFP®, CTFA, CWS

Brenda VanValen, CFP®, CTFA, CWS

Market President - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte

Brenda Van Valen joined Argent in 2015 as Market President of our Charlotte, North Carolina office. Brenda will serve high net worth clients with trust, investment, estate and family office services. Prior to joining Argent, Brenda was Senior Vice President at...

Brian Escobedo

Brian Escobedo

Associate Portfolio Manager - Analyst
Memphis

Brian graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2004 with a B.A. in Finance. From 2006 to 2014, Brian held analyst and trading positions at FTN Financial Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley, Pershing, Susquehanna Financial Group and Capital Guardian before joining...

Bridget Van Gansbeke, CTFA

Bridget Van Gansbeke, CTFA

Vice President & Trust Administrative Officer
Louisville

Bridget, who joined Argent Trust Company in January of 2015, currently serves as a Trust Administrative Officer to clients in Louisville, Kentucky. Bridget has served clients in both the financial and legal communities for over 15 years. Prior to Argent, she worked as...

Brooks Campany

Brooks Campany

Regional Manager
Oxford

Brooks serves as Regional Manager for Argent Trust Company’s offices in Oxford and Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee with direct management over the Oxford market. Brooks expanded the Oxford office in late 2018 after working in our Nashville office for eight...

Bruce Carson, CPA

Bruce Carson, CPA

Vice President & Relationship Manager - Farm & Ranch
Oklahoma City

Bruce Carson, CPA joined the Heritage Team in 2018 and brings more than 25 years of experience in the accounting industry. He serves as relationship manager for Heritage Trust. Prior to Heritage, Bruce was the owner of a public accounting firm in Altus, Oklahoma. He...

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...

Carrie Olena

Carrie Olena

Operations Manager
Nashville

Carrie joined Argent in 2015 and has worked in the trust profession for 13 years. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Catherine Gotzkowsky

Catherine Gotzkowsky

Trust Associate
New Orleans

Catherine joined Argent in 2019 as a Trust Associate where she is primarily responsible for Trust Administration services in the New Orleans office. Prior to joining Argent, Catherine worked for Hibernia National Bank, where she served over 25 years in several...

Charlene Hoffman

Charlene Hoffman

Vice President, Relationship Manager
Orwigsburg

Charlene joined Argent as a Relationship Manager in 2011. In her role as Vice President and Relationship Manager, she focuses on serving clients and account administration. Prior to Argent, Charlene worked for Reliance Trust as a Trust Officer, focusing on...

Charles R. Dudley II

Charles R. Dudley II

Vice President
Hot Springs

Chuck joined Argent in 1996 and works with banks and small business to design solutions for management succession, executive benefit plans and supplemental retirement plans. In addition, he works with individuals to create supplemental retirement plans and help them...

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