Argent Trust Company Opens Dallas Office

New Office Headed by Former Frost Bank EVP Linda Baker


Contact: Brooks Campany
Argent Financial Group, Inc.

Dallas, Texas, March 19, 2018 – Argent Trust Company has opened an office in Dallas and former Frost Bank executive vice president Linda Baker has joined the company to lead the new operation.

Baker brings to Argent Trust more than 37 years of experience leading complex wealth, trust, estate and retirement services administration teams in the financial services industry. As Dallas market president, she will manage Argent’s operations in Dallas and surrounding communities.

“I am excited to join Argent Trust and privileged to open the Dallas office for the organization,” said Baker.  “As part of Argent Financial Group, the largest independent trust-based wealth management company in the south, Argent Trust provides me with extensive resources to best serve my clients. And the company’s client-centered culture perfectly matches my approach to wealth management. I’m looking forward to leading a team that provides the customized fiduciary management solutions that clients expect – and deserve.”

“Linda’s experience in building a highly successful wealth management operation has well prepared her to lead our expansion into the Dallas market,” said Kyle McDonald, chairman of Argent Trust Company and CEO of Argent Financial Group. “She has demonstrated true servant leadership and the humble confidence that defines our culture and business philosophy. Most importantly, Linda is the definition of fiduciary, with a well-earned reputation for putting the interests of the client before all others. We’re honored to have her on the team.”

Before joining Argent, Baker was executive vice president, regional fiduciary manager for Frost Wealth Advisors/Frost Bank in Dallas. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Dallas, and is also a past board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Texas and Dallas Chamber Music Society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Oklahoma City University and is a member of Preston Community Church in Frisco.

The new Dallas office joins a rapidly expanding Argent footprint in Texas, with new offices planned for Fort Worth and Austin, as well as established locations in Beaumont, Corpus Christi and San Antonio.

About Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots to 1930. Responsible for more than $17 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group 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) rights management, and financial, retirement and estate planning.  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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