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Michael Romero, J.D.,CWS®

President of Argent Trust Oklahoma-OKC

J.D., University of Oklahoma
Certified Wealth Strategist®
B.B.A. (Business Administration), Oklahoma Baptist University

Michael P. Romero joined Heritage as Vice President and Relationship Manager in 2019 where he was responsible for assisting individual and nonprofit clients in a variety of areas, including trust administration, estate planning, and asset management. He was named President in 2022 where he is responsible for directing and managing the Oklahoma City team.

Mike came from WatersEdge Advisors (formerly, The Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma), where he served as vice president, trust counsel from 2001 until 2016, when he was promoted to senior vice president, chief development officer. While there, he was responsible for supervising the development team which was responsible for planned giving and institutional relations. Prior to this, he was an attorney at McAfee & Taft where he was a member of the Tax & Estate Planning Group.

Mike served on the board of directors for the National Association of Charitable Gift Planner from 2013-2016, and in October 2016, he served as the conference chair for the National Conference on Philanthropic Planning in Dallas, Texas. Mike also frequently speaks to groups on the topics of estate planning and charitable planned giving. He has spoken to hundreds of groups including presentations at the National Conference on Planned Giving (NCPP) 2013, Minneapolis, MN, and at NCPP 2014, Anaheim, CA, along with various local planned giving councils across the country.

Romero is also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, where he teaches courses in estate planning and administration, and business law. In addition, he is an active member of Council Road Baptist Church.

Romero earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma Baptist University and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He is also a member of the Oklahoma Bar and recently earned the designation of Certified Wealth Strategist® through Cannon Financial Institute.

Mike currently serves on the Mercy Health Foundation Board and is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Class 40, Best Class Ever!

Mike and his wife, Laura, have been married for 31 years and have four children. In his free time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports, reading a good book or exploring the Oklahoma terrain on a hike.

 

 

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621 N. Robinson Suite 100, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Trusts & Estate Planning

Trusts & Estate Planning

With over 30 years of expertise serving as sole trustee, co-trustee, successor trustee and directed trustee for thousands of clients, Argent can expertly serve the multi-generational wealth preservation and transfer needs of your family.

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Philanthropic Services

Philanthropic Services

Argent provides a team approach to Foundation Investment Management through our Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) solutions. Our experienced staff can also assist with myriad board governance issues.

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