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.