Six honorees selected in first annual recognition program
Argent Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, is pleased to recognize businesswomen in several markets as part of the firm’s American Business Women’s Day celebrations.
More than 40 years ago, President Ronald Reagan recognized American Business Women’s Day as a day set aside to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the workforce and the millions of women business owners in the United States. Observed annually on September 22nd, it is a day to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking, and national recognition.
Jodi Penn Rives, focus leader for Argent’s Women | Wealth | Wellness said, “It is such a privilege for Argent to recognize business women of outstanding leadership who have positively impacted their community and supported others in their career growth. These honorees are considered role models, mentors, leaders and have been catalyst for philanthropic efforts in their communities.”
Amanda Carrier, President & CEO of Experience Ruston in Ruston, LA
Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, former President & CEO of Hoffman Media, publishers of women’s magazines in Birmingham, AL (posthumously)
Jenna Morey, Executive Director of ReMerge of Oklahoma, a nonprofit serving mothers of minor children who are facing non-violent felony charges in Oklahoma County
Elizabeth J. Randall, President of Randall Commercial Group and community volunteer in Oxford, MS
Anne E. Raymond, Real Estate Attorney with Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard and Co-Trustee of James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation in New Orleans, LA
Beverly K. Smith, J.D., Attorney with Conner & Winters and community volunteer in Tulsa, OK
As part of Argent’s recognition on American Business Women’s Day and these outstanding women, Blair Hull, President of the Argent Foundation, has announced donations to non-profits in each honoree’s respective communities. She added, “Argent Foundation is honored to facilitate these gifts to deserving non-profits in honor of these six women and the impact they have made on their communities.”
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary-based wealth management firm. Now responsible for more than $65 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses, and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trusts and estate planning, investment management, custody and escrow, retirement plan consulting and administration, ESOPs, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.