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Kyle McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

J.D., Louisiana State University Law School
B.S. (Finance), Louisiana Tech University
ABA National Graduate Trust School

As its founder, Kyle has served as the only Chief Executive Officer of Argent Financial Group and its predecessor since May 1990. In that role, he is involved in the management of all Argent entities and responsible for strategic direction planning for Argent.

Prior to founding Argent, Kyle worked for the Louisiana Bankers Association on the project to rewrite the Louisiana Banking Laws in the early 1980’s and practiced law with Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips in Baton Rouge. In 1985, he joined Ruston State Bank to manage its trust department and serve in other management roles.

Active in his community and industry, Kyle has served as Chairman of the local chamber of commerce, a member of the Louisiana Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Chairman of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center Board of Trustees. Kyle has received many recognitions for his success and contribution over the years such as the Robert E Russ Award in 2018, 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Gulf Coast Area and Louisiana Tech Business School Alumnus of the Year in 2014.

Kyle enjoys playing golf, bird hunting and other outdoor activities. He and his wife Tisdale have four adult children, six grandchildren (and counting) and are active members of The Bridge Community Church of Ruston.

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

Provided Services

Trusts & Estate Planning

Trusts & Estate Planning

With 30 years of expertise serving as sole Trustee, Co-Trustee, and Directed Trustee for thousands of clients, Argent can expertly serve the multi-generational financial needs of your family.

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Wealth Management

Wealth Management

Argent can assist in the day-to-day administration and management of your family’s financial affairs, consult on the preservation of family vision and preparation of heirs and carry out philanthropic goals.

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