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Laurie Parks, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

M.A. (Accounting), Mississippi State University
B.S. (Accounting), Mississippi State University

Laurie joined Argent full time in 2005. Before 2005, Argent’s leadership team recruited Laurie to do some consulting work for the firm. After successfully completing various projects for Argent, our leadership team hired her as our full time Chief Financial Officer. A Certified Public Accountant, Laurie serves as our Chief Financial Officer. In this role, she focuses on corporate planning, forecasting financial analysis, facilities and capital management, reporting to higher management and internal audit.

Prior to joining Argent, she worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG.

Active in her community, Laurie is a volunteer reader to elementary age children through United Way and volunteer for her children’s school.

Laurie and her husband have two children.

Ruston

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

(318) 251-5800

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

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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The Morning View: February 26, 2021

The Morning View: February 26, 2021

Announced this morning, Personal Income increased 10.0% in January, more than expected.  Personal Spending increased 2.4% in January, which was slightly lower than estimates.  Meanwhile, the January core PCE Deflator, a closely watched measure of inflation that...

How 2021 Tax Changes Could Affect High-Net-Worth Investors

How 2021 Tax Changes Could Affect High-Net-Worth Investors

BY: DUT LeBLANC  |  Executive Vice President, Argent Financial Group Federal tax laws have been mostly friendly to ultra-high-net-worth investors in recent years, but are likely to change under President Joe Biden — perhaps significantly. Although no specific 2021 tax...

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Thibodeaux

Argent Employee Spotlight – David Thibodeaux

Meet David Thibodeaux, who is with Argent Trust in Baton Rouge and has been with us for 2 years.   Q. What led you to Argent and what makes it unique? A. I was asked by Argent’s Louisiana Market President to open the firm’s 31st location in Baton Rouge to...

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