James Pettus Named 2015 Father of the Year

Corpus Christi, Texas– James Pettus, Senior Vice President of The Trust Company, was recently honored at The 2015 Father of The Year Awards Dinner presented by American Diabetes Association and Corpus Christi Father’s Day Council as the 2015 Father of the Year.


This award is chosen by the members of The Father’s Day Committee to recognize exceptional fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives and successful careers with the demands of being an exemplary role model for their children. James joins a list of Father of the Year recipients that dates back to 1942 when Douglas MacArthur was honored. He joins other honorees such as Harry S. Truman, Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Martin Luther King, Sr., John F. Kennedy, Rudolph Giuliani, and George W. Bush.


The Fathers Day Council partners with American Diabetes Association. The purpose of the awards dinner is to raise funds for diabetes research and education and to recognize outstanding fathers for their contributions to their family, profession and community. Since 2000 Fathers’ Day Council and the American Diabetes Association have partnered to raise over $35 million for the American Diabetes Association.


 “This honor is extremely humbling. It is nice to work with a group of people that promotes time with your family along with harboring success in your field,” said James. “This recognition burnishes the culture of our company even greater and I’m thankful that this honor supports such a worthy cause.”



About James Pettus

Mr. Pettus has been a member of The Trust Company since 2004. His responsibilities include oversight of the Corpus Christi office, client service and business development in South Texas. He sits on the firm’s Investment Committee and the Trust Management Committee. He has been a shareholder since 2005.


About The Trust Company

The Trust Company (TTC) was founded in June 1997 as a limited purpose bank specializing in trust and investment management services. Our primary focus is to build long-term relationships with our clients through the provision of investment management, consulting services, administration of trusts and estates, and other fiduciary services. By offering exceptional personal service, value, and sophisticated investment solutions, the company has grown substantially with offices in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. The Trust Company is affiliated with Argent Financial Group.


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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