Argent Trust Hires Deanna Rankin as Chief Compliance Officer in San Antonio

Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc.  |  318.251.5812

Deanna Rankin

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, August 27, 2018 – Deanna Rankin has joined Argent Trust Company as chief compliance officer. Based in San Antonio and reporting to Charles Wade, Rankin will oversee all regulatory compliance issues for the company.

Rankin is a Certified Fiduciary and Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS) with more than 30 years of industry experience, including 29 years at Frost Bank, where she most recently was head of fiduciary audit.

“Deanna is a long-time friend of Argent who I’ve known for years. She is a much-respected member of the Texas trust industry who has brought a unique fiduciary insight to her board membership roles,” said Wade. “Deanna has an incredible analytical mind, which is key to implementing complex audit programs to ensure strict compliance with ever-changing tax law. Her strategic advice and risk assessment experience will also be a tremendous asset to our back-office operations management.”

“Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working in professional associations with several Argent employees. Argent has an exceptional fiduciary culture that permeates the organization and perfectly matches my approach to risk assessment and compliance,” said Rankin. “Argent understands what priorities are necessary to manage client investment portfolios, while also focusing on strategic growth and implementing cutting-edge internal processes. I’m looking forward to helping colleagues old and new have the compliance support to achieve wealth management goals.”

A Texas native, Rankin grew up in Dallas and has been a resident of San Antonio since 1989. She is a long-time member and past board member of the Fiduciary and Investment Risk Management Association and is board secretary for San Antonio Pets Alive!, an animal welfare organization.

Rankin received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University in Dallas. In addition to earning her CFIRS designation, she has received specialized training from the Institute of Internal Auditors Quality Assurance, Texas Bankers Association Compliance School and Texas Bankers Association Trust School.

About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots to 1930. Responsible for $19 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

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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