Robert Pugh Joins Argent Trust Company in Nashville as Vice President and Trust Officer

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Robert Pugh

Argent Financial Group, a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm, announced today that Robert Pugh has joined the Nashville office of Argent Trust Company as vice president and trust officer. He will assist clients with their trust and estate planning needs.

An attorney and veteran trust and administration officer, Pugh joins Argent from Regions Bank in Nashville, where he served as a trust advisor. Before that, he was a trust officer at Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana.

Pugh previously practiced law for six years with Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C. in Peoria, Illinois and served for four years as an assistant state’s attorney in Peoria County. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Trust & Estates section.

“We’re pleased to welcome Robert to the Argent family in Nashville,” Argent Trust Company President Ken Alderman said. “His deep experience as an attorney and seasoned trust officer make him a valuable addition to our team. We are confident that our clients will agree.”

Pugh is a middle Tennessee native. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Tennessee Technological University and his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University.

“I’m excited to join Argent Trust and am proud to be a part of this team of dedicated financial professionals, where the client’s best interest is always at the heart of our work,” Pugh said. “I look forward to meeting our clients and helping provide the highest level of fiduciary service.”

About Argent Financial Group

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group (AFG) is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $26 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 for the second year in a row to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. AFG is the only financial services company in Louisiana to make the prestigious list. For more information, visit


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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