Our Team

Our Team

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...

Chris Kelly, J.D.

Chris Kelly, J.D.

Market President - Nashville, TN
Nashville

Chris joined Argent in 2020 and serves as the senior leader of trust, estate and retirement services administration for the company's Middle Tennessee market. Chris has more than three decades of experience in estate planning, trust administration, nonprofits,...

Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA

Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Argent Retirement Plan Advisors
Shreveport

Chris joined Argent in 2015. In his role as Senior Vice President, his specialty is employee benefit plans and in this role he assists plan sponsors with their fiduciary responsibilities and the plan governance aspects of sponsoring a retirement plan. Chris has over...

Clay Hardy

Clay Hardy

Senior Vice President, Trust Officer
Beaumont

With over 30 years of skilled trust administration experience, Clay has effectively worked with clients at many major financial institutions in the region. Clay has a broad array of experience, having worked in numerous areas of trust including employee benefits,...

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 Franks, CTFA, AIF

David Franks, CTFA, AIF

Market President - Memphis, TN
Memphis

David Franks joined Argent in 2015 as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in Memphis. In his role, David will serve high net worth clients with trust, investment, estate and family office services. Prior to joining Argent, David was Senior Vice President at...

David H. Williams

David H. Williams

General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Manager, Fiduciary Services
Atlanta

David Williams serves as General Counsel to Argent Financial Group, Inc. and as Executive Vice President and Manager of the fiduciary services team in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Argent Trust Company. Prior to joining Argent, David was Senior Vice President and...

David Luke

David Luke

President, Argent Mineral Management
Oklahoma City

David joined the Argent Mineral Management (AMM) team as Managing Director in 2014 and in 2016 became President. His skills in analysis, negotiation, financial oversight and budget preparation are a huge asset to AMM's clients. David came to Heritage from Chesapeake...

David Redding, CTFA, AEP, CWS

David Redding, CTFA, AEP, CWS

Market President - Austin, TX
Austin

David is the Market President for Argent Trust Company in Austin, Texas. He opened Argent's Austin office in early 2018. In his role as Market President, he will direct and manage all fiduciary activity for the Austin team and serve as the senior leader of complex...

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...

David Thibodeaux, CTFA

David Thibodeaux, CTFA

Vice President & Trust Officer
Baton Rouge

David, who joined Argent in January 2019, works as a trust officer serving clients in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan area of Louisiana. David has dedicated the past 30 years of his career in the Trusts & Estate Planning discipline. Prior to joining Argent, David...

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