Argent Trust Company Names Reid Harrell as Chief Executive Officer

PRESS RELEASE: RUSTON, La., JULY 15, 2020
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Reid Harrell

Argent Trust Company announced today that Reid Harrell has been promoted to chief executive officer. Harrell previously served as the chief fiduciary officer and western regional manager for Argent Trust and is chairman of the trust management committee. Based in San Antonio, he reports to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group.

In his new role, Harrell will oversee operations and strategy at Argent Trust. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held several management positions covering capital markets, commercial and private banking, special assets and fiduciary services.

“Reid has added invaluable talent to the Argent team with his knowledge and experience in the financial industry,” said McDonald. “He leads with a decisive and fair mind. I have no doubt that he will continue to do so as CEO of Argent Trust.”

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the CEO for Argent Trust Company,” said Harrell. “I have been working with the great people of Argent for more than 7 years. The relationships I have built with our employees and clients will help me to lead with their best interests in mind.”

Before joining Argent, Harrell held senior positions at The Trust Company in San Antonio, Texas and served as CEO when Argent acquired the company in 2013. Prior to that, he served as a market executive for the wealth management division of BBVA Compass and also worked at Bank of America as private banking market executive for the state of Arizona.

Harrell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Tulane University and his master of business administration from Texas A&M University.

About

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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