Argent Trust Company Expands in Mississippi with New Office in Ridgeland

Contact: Brooks Campany, Argent Financial Group, Inc.  |  318-243-4275

David Russell

David Russell

JACKSON, Mississippi, Jan. 22, 2019 – Argent Financial Group today announced another expansion with the opening of an Argent Trust Company office serving the Jackson metropolitan market. Argent Trust Company Vice President and Trust Officer David Russell, who has more than 34 years of experience in the wealth management industry, will represent the company in its new location.

The new office is located in the Origin Bank branch at 1063 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland. It is the company’s second office in Mississippi and its 31st nationally. Argent Financial Group also recently expanded its Oxford  office.

“Argent Financial Group continues to build a significant and growing presence in Mississippi after entering the Oxford market some five years ago,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “The new office in the Jackson market is a natural extension of our strategy to expand our footprint in Mississippi and other Southern states and deliver relationship-focused, fiduciary  services from an independent, growing firm.”

“Having worked in the Jackson area for nearly 30 years, I am convinced that that market is primed  for Argent’s platform of fiduciary services,” said Russell.  “I look forward to continuing my career as a fiduciary advisor in my hometown. “

Russell joined Argent Trust Company in April and was based in Nashville. He previously was a senior vice president and relationship manager for Pinnacle Trust in Madison. He has been active in the financial and estate planning community of Jackson since returning to Mississippi in 1994 and enjoys mentoring new advisors.

Russell is also a Certified Senior Advisor™, an accredited designation that prepares professionals to work with individuals and families experiencing the transitions of aging. In 2012, he authored the book, “What You Need to Know: The Adult Child’s Guide to Becoming an Effective Financial Caregiver.”

Russell graduated from Jackson Prep in 1978 and earned a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance at Mississippi State University in 1982. He and his wife of 36 years, Susan (Pate) have four grown children and one grandchild.

Born in Jackson, Russell also has a close connection to Argent’s headquarters in Ruston. His father, the late Ted Russell, attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston before graduating from Centenary College in Shreveport and working as a geologist in Jackson in the 1960s.

About Argent Trust Company
Argent Trust Company is a division of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for $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. The company was also recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. 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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