Argent Trust Company Promotes Chris Holtzclaw to Chief Fiduciary Officer of West Region

  • July 13, 2020

Contact: Sarah Warren  |  318.251.5812

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Chris Holtzclaw

RUSTON, La., July 10, 2020 – Argent Trust Company announced today that Chris Holtzclaw has been promoted to chief fiduciary officer of its west region, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Holtzclaw previously served as corporate counsel for Argent Financial Group and a trust officer in the Ruston office of Argent Trust.

In his new position, Holtzclaw will oversee trust administrators, investment officers and coordinate with the wealth management division to ensure customers’ needs are met while maintaining profitability and adherence to regulations. Holtzclaw will report to Reid Harrell, CEO of Argent Trust Company.

“After just two years Chris has proven to be a strong asset to our team,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “I have no doubt that he will handle this role with integrity and continue to guide the fiduciary practices of Argent Trust in a resourceful and respectful manner.”

“I’m proud to be a part of the Argent Trust team and I’m very grateful for this opportunity,” said Holtzclaw. “Having worked as corporate counsel and trust officer for the past few years, I have learned a great deal about what makes this company run smoothly and efficiently. I am looking forward to helping the company grow while continuing to help navigate the increasingly complex world of compliance.”

Before joining Argent, Holtzclaw served as vice president and assistant compliance officer at Progressive Bank in Monroe, Louisiana.

Holtzclaw received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Louisiana Tech University and his Juris Doctorate from the Mississippi College School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Louisiana and is an active member of the Trust and Estates Section of the Louisiana Bar.

Holtzclaw was recognized as a Northeast Louisiana Top 20 under 40 Young Professional in 2017. He lives in Ruston with his wife and three children. He is active in the community and a member of First Baptist Church of Ruston.

About Argent Financial Group
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $26 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 for the second year in a row to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. AFG is the only financial services company in Louisiana to make the prestigious list. For more information, visit