Argent Financial Group Honored as 2019 Louisiana Growth Leader

Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc.  |  318.251.5812

RUSTON, Louisiana, March 20, 2019 – Argent Financial Group was recently named to the Louisiana Economic Development’s (LED) inaugural list of Louisiana Growth Leaders, one of 10 companies selected for the honor. The company was recognized for its outstanding contributions to the health of its local and statewide communities and was evaluated on criteria that included company growth, strategy, leadership, culture and philanthropy.

As an award winner, Argent Financial Group will have access to strategic business resources with the goal of accelerating the growth of Louisiana’s economy. Resources include participation in customized leadership retreats, recognition events, networking opportunities, educational programs and additional technical assistance.

Key aspects that influenced LED’s decision to honor Argent Financial Group included:

  • • The company rewards employees for financial contributions made to United Way with extra, paid time off
  • • Argent Financial Group helped kick-start the Ruston-Lincoln Community Foundation in June 2018 (in coordination with the Community Foundation of North Louisiana) by creating a donor-advised fund and initially funding it with $30,000
  • • The company was selected to Inc. magazine’s 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America (the only north Louisiana company and the only Louisiana-based financial services firm on the list)

“We are honored to be among the great companies in the inaugural class of Louisiana Growth Leaders,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “This award would not have been possible without the professionalism and dedication of everyone at our company. We want to thank the Louisiana Economic Development and Governor John Bel Edwards for this award and we look forward to continuing to serve the needs of our clients and our communities throughout Louisiana.”

The awards were announced at LED’s annual Spotlight Louisiana ceremony held on March 14 in Baton Rouge.

The other nine companies named to the inaugural list of Louisiana Growth Leaders include: Calls Plus,, ILSI Engineering, ITinspired, LogoJET, Pod Pack International, Southern Designs, Techneaux Technology Services and Waitr. More than 350 growth-oriented companies that are part of LED’s Growth Network were invited to apply for the award and 22 finalists were also recognized. For more information on this program and the list of selected 2019 leaders, visit


About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $19 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. For more information, visit

About LED Growth Network

The Louisiana Economic Development Growth Network (LGN) provides continued access to strategic business resources and growth opportunities. As more companies graduate from LGN’s Economic Gardening and/or CEO Roundtables, the Network is constantly growing both in terms of new companies and additional resources designed to accelerate growth. 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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