Heritage Trust Announces a New President

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 22, 2017) – Argent Financial Group and Heritage Trust Company are pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Karpe to President of Heritage Trust Company.

Kevin Karpe

Kevin Karpe

In his new role, Karpe will be responsible for leading trust administration, trust operations, and real estate management for Heritage Trust. Kevin will report directly to Mike Carroll, who remains CEO of Heritage Trust.

Karpe brings more than 25 years of experience in trust and investments industry. Prior to joining Heritage Trust in 2010, Karpe served as the market president with Home National Bank of Ponca City and was the head of three state trust divisions.

Karpe holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.

“I’m pleased to partner with Kevin as we continue to grow Heritage for the next generation,” said Mike Carroll, CEO of Heritage Trust Company. “Kevin’s experience and leadership skills have been of tremendous value to our employees and we’re excited to provide him this opportunity.”

“As a pioneering and sustainable company, we are always looking to build for the future,” added Bond Payne, Chairman of Heritage Trust Company. “Kevin has the experience and passion to help us grow and evolve. I am pleased that he has embraced this opportunity and is already impacting Heritage in a positive manner.”

“It’s an honor to be asked to step into this role,” Karpe said. “We have a tremendous team at Heritage and it will be a privilege to lead our trust colleagues each day. I look forward to working with Mike and Bond to continue the strong momentum we’ve built serving our clients.”

About Heritage Trust Company
Founded in 1998, Heritage Trust Company is an independent, privately-owned trust bank that offers trust administration, investment management, mineral and real estate management, and financial planning. With offices in Oklahoma City and Ponca City, Oklahoma, Heritage Trust serves clients throughout the United States and in foreign countries. For more information, visit www.heritagetrust.com.
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, domiciled in Ruston, Louisiana, was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $15 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group provides individuals, institutions and businesses in the Southern U.S. 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 www.argentcares.com.


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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