Argent Financial Group Announces Key Corporate Finance Promotions

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Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

RUSTON, La., Jan. 14, 2020 – Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, today announced two corporate finance promotions. Daniel Taylor has been promoted to chief accounting officer and Briley Blazo is now manager of the newly formed corporate financial planning and analysis department. Both will report to Chief Financial Officer Laurie Parks.

A certified public accountant, Taylor has been Argent’s controller for 15 years, and will oversee daily accounting operations. His duties also include assisting with audits and financial reporting to federal and state regulatory agencies across the 12 states in which Argent operates. In addition, Taylor chairs Argent’s facilities committee, overseeing leases for all offices.

A native of Ruston, Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Louisiana Tech University. His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of United Way of Northeast Louisiana, where he also assists with the organization’s investment and fundraising committees.

Briley Blazo

Blazo joined Argent Financial Group in 2017 as a senior financial analyst. She will be responsible for overall budgeting, planning, and forecasting and providing reports to senior executives to support decision making. Prior to joining Argent, she worked as a senior financial analyst for global IT company CenturyLink and was a senior product analyst for Dart Container. She also worked as a client service representative at 1st Source Bank.

Blazo received her bachelor’s in business administration with a focus in finance from Georgia Southern University.

“We are so fortunate to have Daniel and Briley take on these important finance management roles on our corporate leadership team,” said Parks. “They’ve proven themselves essential to our company’s growth, juggling varied client and employee needs in Ruston, as well as across our 31 U.S. markets.”

About Argent Financial Group
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $23 billion in client assets, AFG provides individuals, families, 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) management, and financial, retirement and estate planning. The company was also recently named for the second year in a row to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. AFG is the only financial services company in Louisiana to make the prestigious list. For more information, visit



Argent Financial Group

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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