Morgan Henry Gearhart Joins Argent Trust Company in Birmingham as Vice President and Trust Officer

Contact: Sarah Warren, Argent Financial Group, Inc.  |  318.251.5812

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 1, 2019 – Argent Trust Company announced today that it has hired Morgan Henry Gearhart as vice president and trust officer in the company’s Birmingham office. She will report to Ken Alderman, president of Argent Trust.

Gearhart will be responsible for managing family and institutional relationships. She joins Argent from Regions Financial in Birmingham, where she had been a trust officer since 2014. At Regions, she provided fiduciary investment and planning services to more than 175 local families.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Morgan to our growing team in Birmingham,” Alderman said. “Her strong client relationships demonstrate her commitment to fiduciary-based wealth management, and her law expertise will be a great asset in advising our clients in navigating legal questions.”

Gearhart earned her Joint JD/MBA from the University of Alabama in 2014, and also graduated magna cum laude from the university in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a member of the Alabama State Bar.

“I’m excited to be working with a great group of people at Argent and serving clients in Birmingham and the surrounding communities,” said Gearhart. “I look forward to working with families who want to protect, preserve, and grow their wealth for themselves and for future generations.”

Gearhart is a native of Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, and has lived in the city since graduating from law school. She serves as a member of the executive board of the Estate Planning Council of Birmingham.

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