Our Team

Our Team

David Thompson, CFA®

David Thompson, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer
Memphis

David joined Highland Capital in 1995. David worked previously as a portfolio manager and analyst at NationsBank, Third National Bank, and the Gulf Oil Corporation. David has more than 29 years of experience as a portfolio manager and analyst. He received his BBA in...

David W. Russell, CFP®, CSA®

David W. Russell, CFP®, CSA®

Vice President, Trust Officer
Ridgeland

David is a vice president and trust officer with our Ridgeland, MS office, serving the Jackson metropolitan market. He has been providing financial advice to individuals, families, and institutions since 1984. At 24 years of age, David took an interest in the...

Dean Mailhes

Dean Mailhes

Managing Director, Argent Advisors
Monroe

Dean has over 30 years experience providing investment management and financial planning services. He joined Argent in 1996, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Retirement Plan Specialist. He also holds a Louisiana Health, Life and Accident Insurance...

Deanna Rankin

Deanna Rankin

Chief Risk Officer
San Antonio

Deanna began with Argent in July, 2018. In her role as Chief Risk Officer, Deanna is responsible for fiduciary compliance for all Argent trust companies. Prior to joining Argent, Deanna served as Senior Vice President and Trust Internal Audit Manager for Frost Bank....

Debbee Gordon

Debbee Gordon

Trust Officer
Greenville

Debbee serves as trust officer and trust administrator in our Greenville office and has over 30 years of experience in trust services. Debbee has a BA from the University of South Carolina and attended Southeastern Trust School at Campbell University. She is a member...

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.

Deidre S. Waltz, CFP®, CIMA®

Deidre S. Waltz, CFP®, CIMA®

Vice President, Relationship Manager
Oklahoma City

Deidre joined Heritage after a 20 year career with Northern Trust company, most recently with their Global Family and Private Investment Services group, where she served as a Senior Vice President and Senior Fiduciary Relationship Manager. While there she was...

Denise Spivey

Denise Spivey

Chief Compliance Officer, Highland
Memphis

Denise joined Highland Capital in 2000 as the Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Highland Capital, she worked for First Horizon National Corporation for 13 years in the Audit Division. She held the position of Audit Manager and had obtained the Certified...

Dominique Richard

Dominique Richard

Trust Officer
Baton Rouge

Dominique, who joined Argent in 2019, works as a Trust Officer serving clients in Louisiana.  Argent opened a brand-new Baton Rouge office location at the beginning of 2019, giving the Ruston-based financial services group a presence in 31 markets across 12 Southern...

Drew Davis, CIMA

Drew Davis, CIMA

Portfolio Manager
Shreveport

Drew joined Argent in 2015. In his role as Portfolio Manager, Drew is responsible for the investment oversight of trusts, private wealth, employee benefits plans, and foundation accounts for Argent Trust. His other responsibilities include assisting in the management...

Dut LeBlanc, CPA

Dut LeBlanc, CPA

Executive Vice President
Shreveport

Dut joined Argent following his retirement from multinational accounting firm KPMG in 2019 after spending 40 years there. With Argent, Dut leads the company’s services for high net worth and ultra high net worth clients through the company’s Argent Family Wealth...

Erik Aagaard, CFP®

Erik Aagaard, CFP®

Investment Operations Manager
San Antonio

Erik Aagaard serves Investment Operations Manager for Argent Fiduciary Consulting Services in our San Antonio office. Erik joined the company in 2001 and has been involved in multiple aspects of wealth management since then. He holds a Bachelor of Business...

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