Argent Financial Group announced today that Megan Simank has joined Argent Trust Company as vice president and trust officer in the Austin office. She will be responsible for administering and developing trusts and estate planning strategies for businesses and individuals. Simank will report to Market President David Redding.
Simank joins Argent after five years at Wells Fargo Bank in Austin, where she served as the Mid-Atlantic team leader and vice president and estate settlement administrator. Prior to that, she practiced law for six years, most recently at Granstaff, Gaedke & Edgmon.
“We are excited to add Megan to our team,” said Redding. “Her experience and knowledge of the legal and fiduciary issues in the trust industry are certain to provide significant value to our clients.”
Simank earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University. She is a certified trust and financial advisor and is a member of the state bars of Texas and Montana. She is active in her community and has served as a member and volunteer for several local organizations.
“I was drawn to Argent because of its culture of helping one another succeed and always acting in the best interest of the client,” said Simank. “I’m thrilled to be a part of a growing office for such a well-respected company, and to have the opportunity to help our clients and community.”
About 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 planning, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.