David Smith

Louisiana AMM Manager & Business Development Officer

M.A., Louisiana Tech University
B.A., Louisiana Tech University

David joined Argent in March of 2012 as Business Development Officer and Property Consultant.  He cultivates relationships with existing clients and prospective clients for the firm. He serves families and businesses across the South for any of their property and mineral right needs. He was named Louisiana AMM Manager in 2022.

Prior to joining Argent, he spent 5 years working as a petroleum Landman in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas and is currently a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and serves on the board of the Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen.  Additionally, he serves as Past President of the Louisiana chapter National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), and he is currently President of the national NARO board.  David is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, where he received both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees.

He is a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan, an avid reader, a mediocre fisherman, and still prefers vinyl records to any alternative.  He is an active member within his church and community and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

(318) 251-5800

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

Provided Services

Oil & Gas Management

Oil & Gas Management

Few mineral management companies can match Argent Mineral Management’s expertise in contract negotiation, oil & gas accounting, asset evaluation, and ongoing management.


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