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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 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 1980s 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 a member of YPO, and as Chairman of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of commerce, the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and the Northern Louisiana Medical Center Board of Trustees. Currently, he is a member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development in Louisiana, Chairman of the Louisiana Tech College of Business Advisory Board and a board member for Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL).

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, Louisiana Tech Business School Alumnus of the Year in 2014, and Member of the Year from the Association of Trust Organizations in 2013.

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.

Ruston

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

(318) 251-5800

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

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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

Our expert advisors can assist with preserving and growing wealth through tax and risk management, planning for the transfer of wealth, carrying out philanthropic goals and consulting on the preservation of family vision and preparing heirs.

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