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Melissa Garner

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer

Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA)
MBA, Louisiana Tech University
B.S. (Marketing), Louisiana Tech University

Melissa has been with Argent Trust Company since December 2006.  She currently serves as a Personal Trust Officer to clients in Shreveport, LA. She is responsible for administering trust, estate and investment accounts.

Melissa graduated from Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School and earned the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designation. She is also a member of the American Bankers Association.

Prior to Argent, Melissa worked in the customer service industry for two years. She’s a member of the Tax & Estate Planning Council of Shreveport and currently contributes to the Providence House, Volunteers of America, the LA Tech Alumni Association, and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

Melissa and her family reside in Bossier City, LA.  They are very active in their church and enjoy time traveling together.

333 Texas Street Suite 699, Shreveport, LA 71101

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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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