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Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Argent Retirement Plan Advisors

Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Account
B.S. (Accounting), University of Mississippi

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 28 years of experience of providing tax and retirement solutions to his clients across the South.
Prior to joining Argent, Chris served clients in a similar role at Capital One, N.A. (formerly Hibernia National Bank) for over 20 years. Chris is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Louisiana and Mississippi state accounting societies.

Chris is active in both his community and nationally. Within the AICPA, Chris has held several national leadership positions related to employee benefit matters and currently serves as a member of the Employee Benefits Technical Resource Panel which serves as a resource for the organization to monitor the employee benefits landscape and develop guidance, tools and communications for members of a technical nature. Within ASPPA, Chris serves on the 401k subcommittee of the Government Affairs committee, which drafts comments and opinion letters, and interfaces with the IRS, Treasury and DOL officials concerning these plans for the organization. He has also held several leadership roles within the Society of Louisiana CPAs. In 2014, Chris was appointed by the U.S. Treasury to the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (IR2014-65) which provides consultation to the IRS to improve efficiencies and service. Chris is a frequent speaker within the accounting and legal communities on retirement plan issues and is invited to attend many national conference events.

Chris enjoys his service on the worship team of his Church where he plays keyboards for the contemporary band. He and his wife, Sara, have two children and are all avid scuba divers holding many advanced certifications.

333 Texas Street Suite 699, Shreveport, LA 71101

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Retirement Plan Consulting

Retirement Plan Consulting

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Two Tips That Will Help Plan Sponsors Lower Retirement Plan Fees

Two Tips That Will Help Plan Sponsors Lower Retirement Plan Fees

The uneven economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert financial pressure on companies of nearly every size, forcing management to take a magnifying glass to all operations and administrative costs, including funds allocated to match employee...

The Morning View: August 7, 2020

The Morning View: August 7, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager In this morning’s data, the economy added 1,763,000 jobs in July, more than expected. The Leisure & Hospitality and Retail Trade industries were strong, while the Information Services and Mining &...

Monthly Investment Commentary

Monthly Investment Commentary

August 2020 BY: FRANK HOSSE Director of Investments – Argent Trust Company  |  615.385.2720 Global equities continue to march upward and dig out of the hole created in March. After falling more than 30% from the start of the year through March 23, the S&P 500...

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