Argent Adds Senior Vice to Shreveport Office

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA (June 9, 2015) – Argent Financial Group and its subsidiary Argent Trust Company, N.A. are pleased to announce the addition of Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA as Senior Vice President.


In his new role, Chris will serve as a retirement specialist focusing on his clients’ employee benefit plans.Shankle has over 25 years of experience offering tax and retirement solutions to clients across the South. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Shankle is joining a seasoned team of fiduciary services professionals at Argent Trust Company, N.A. He joins manager Gary Moore, President of Argent Trust Company, NA. Moore has over 40 years’ experience in fiduciary services with a special emphasis on high net worth families and retirement strategies. Shankle is joining Argent after working for Capital One for the past 22 years.


Shankle will also be joining Matthew Kimbrough, Investment Officer of Argent Trust Company, NA and Donna LaCour, Senior Vice President and Personal Trust Manager.  These individuals along with several other professionals on the Shreveport Argent team will provide services and support to Shankle and his clients.


“We have experienced a great deal of growth in the employee benefits space,” said Gary Moore, President of Argent Trust Company, N.A. “Our growth has created a need to add experienced professionals to serve the needs of our existing and prospective clients. The addition of Chris to our team affords us the opportunity to serve even more of the market.” says Moore.


“Argent Trust is committed to employing highly qualified professionals who are willing to listen first so that we can best understand and serve clients. Chris has demonstrated these qualities and we are excited that he decided to join our Argent Trust team” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group.


“Our Shreveport Office, which was the first additional office of Argent, continues to set the pace for Argent’s success with their unsurpassed client-focused service reputation,” added McDonald.



About Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.  Responsible for more than $10 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group provides individuals, institutions and businesses. with a broad range of wealth management services including trust administration and related services, investment management, family office services, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) rights management, and financial, retirement and estate planning.  For more information, visit


Argent Financial Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $30 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate administration, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan consulting, funeral and cemetery trusts, charitable organization administration, oil and gas (mineral) management and other unique financial services. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.

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