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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.

500 E Reynolds Dr., Ruston, LA 71270

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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

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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