Argent Trust’s David Williams Appointed to ESOP Association Fiduciary Advisory Committee

Contact: Sarah Warren
Argent Financial Group, Inc.

Dave Williams

David Williams

ATLANTA, Georgia, April 23, 2019 – David Williams, executive vice president and manager of the ESOP fiduciary services team at Argent Trust Company in Atlanta, has been appointed to the fiduciary advisory committee of The ESOP Association. The trade organization provides advocacy for and education about employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) — a form of retirement plan often offered at closely held companies that gives employees an ownership interest.

In his role on the committee, which is made up of financial and legal industry professionals, Williams will tackle fiduciary issues related to ESOPs.

The ESOP Association, established in 1978, is the largest national nonprofit organization of its kind dedicated to enhancing federal laws involving ESOPs. The association has approximately 2,900 members, mostly employers with ESOPs and professionals who create and implement the plans, such as trustees, law firms, valuation firms, investment bankers and accounting firms.=

Williams has more than four decades of experience as a lawyer, focusing on matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation. He speaks and writes about ESOPs and other employee benefit plan and executive compensation issues both locally and nationally.

About Argent Trust Company
Argent Trust Company is a division of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $20 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. 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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