Contact: Brooks Campany, Argent Financial Group, Inc.
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ATLANTA, Georgia, Feb. 12, 2019 – Glenn Gunnels has joined Argent Trust Company as senior vice president/fiduciary consultant in the company’s Atlanta office. He will report to David Williams, general counsel of Argent Financial Group and executive vice president and manager, fiduciary services for Argent Trust. As part of Argent’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) team, Gunnels will be responsible for managing employee benefits programs, executive compensation matters and a variety of other business transaction services.
Gunnels has more than 20 years of experience providing ESOP, corporate and litigation legal services. Before joining Argent, he worked at Taylor English Duma LLP, an Atlanta law firm, where he advised clients in transactions involving ESOPs, including the drafting and administration of ESOPs, drafting and negotiating stock purchase agreements and financing documents, and the preparation of related documents, such as incentive plans, employment agreements and corporate documentation. Previously, he also was founding principal of The Gunnels Law Firm in Washington, D.C., senior counsel at Isler Dare P.C. in northern Virginia, and partner at Schiff Hardin LLP in Atlanta.
“Glenn is well known in the ESOP community for acting prudently and solely in the best interests of his clients, which is our number one goal at Argent,” said Williams. “He has an expansive knowledge of corporate governance, deal structures, ESOP design, fiduciary issues, and valuation, working with a variety of industry clients, which will serve him and Argent well in his new role.”
“As a long-time practicing lawyer in the ESOP field, I know Argent to be the best, most diligent ESOP trustee in the business,” said Gunnels. “Having previously lived in Atlanta for more than 10 years, I’m excited to be back and with such a respected ESOP team, to provide the highest level fiduciary expertise and support that Argent clients deserve and expect.”
Gunnels received his bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis and a Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association and The ESOP Association.
About Argent Trust Company
Argent Trust Company is a division of Argent Financial Group (AFG), a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for $19 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 to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.