Argent Trust Company

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Argent Trust Overview

Preserving Your Wealth

Argent Trust Company is Argent Financial Group’s flagship subsidiary. For over 30 years, we have helped individuals, families, businesses, and institutions ensure their legacy and safeguard their wealth through trust administration and estate planning, investment management, and other fiduciary services. 

Argent Trust operates under a Tennessee-domiciled trust charter so that our clients may benefit from Tennessee’s very advantageous trust laws. Tennessee is a friendly state to trusts because of its favorable tax laws and other asset protection legislation available to anyone in the U.S. as long as a qualified trustee is a resident of Tennessee or part of a Tennessee-based trust institution, such as Argent. Argent Trust is Tennessee’s largest state-chartered independent trust company.

 

Argent Trust provides the following services:

Professional Trust Management
Wealth Management
Investment Management
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
• Retirement Plan Administration and Consulting
Funeral and Cemetery Trust Services
Governmental Services
Philanthropic Services
Timberland Investment Management

Argent Trust Company Services

Trusts & Estate Planning

A broad spectrum of Trust strategies available to provide long-term financial stability and growth for your financial legacy.

Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Premier trustee and special fiduciary services for employee stock ownership plans across the United States.

Funeral & Cemetery Trusts

A dedicated business unit focused solely on serving the deathcare businesses across the U.S. with funeral and cemetery trust needs.

Governmental Services

Administrative and investment expertise serving governments and municipal bodies in managing complex public finances.

Locations

Our Team

Catherine Gotzkowsky

Catherine Gotzkowsky

Trust Associate
New Orleans

Catherine joined Argent in 2019 as a Trust Associate where she is primarily responsible for Trust Administration services in the New Orleans office. Prior to joining Argent, Catherine worked for Hibernia National Bank, where she served over 25 years in several...

Charlene Hoffman

Charlene Hoffman

Vice President, Relationship Manager
Orwigsburg

Charlene joined Argent as a Relationship Manager in 2011. In her role as Vice President and Relationship Manager, she focuses on serving clients and account administration. Prior to Argent, Charlene worked for Reliance Trust as a Trust Officer, focusing on...

Chelsea M. Klepzig, CTFA

Chelsea M. Klepzig, CTFA

Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer
Ruston

Chelsea joined Argent Trust in 2018 and serves as Trust Officer with over 15 years of fiduciary experience. In her role, she is responsible for personal trust and estate administration, client service and unique asset and investment support. Chelsea’s trust career...

Chris Holtzclaw

Chris Holtzclaw

Chief Fiduciary Officer, ATC-Western Region
Ruston

In his role, Chris works with trust administrators and investment officers in Argent Trust’s western region, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, leading coordination with the wealth management division to ensure customers’ needs are met while...

Chris Kelly, J.D.

Chris Kelly, J.D.

Market President - Nashville, TN
Nashville

Chris joined Argent in 2020 and serves as the senior leader of trust, estate and retirement services administration for the company's Middle Tennessee market. Chris has more than three decades of experience in estate planning, trust administration, nonprofits,...

Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA

Chris Shankle, CPA, CGMA

Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Argent Retirement Plan Advisors
Shreveport

Chris joined Argent in 2015. In his role as Senior Vice President, his specialty is employee benefit plans and in this role he assists plan sponsors with their fiduciary responsibilities and the plan governance aspects of sponsoring a retirement plan. Chris has over...

Clay Hardy

Clay Hardy

Senior Vice President, Trust Officer
Beaumont

With over 30 years of skilled trust administration experience, Clay has effectively worked with clients at many major financial institutions in the region. Clay has a broad array of experience, having worked in numerous areas of trust including employee benefits,...

David Franks, CTFA, AIF

David Franks, CTFA, AIF

Market President - Memphis, TN
Memphis

David Franks joined Argent in 2015 as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in Memphis. In his role, David will serve high net worth clients with trust, investment, estate and family office services. Prior to joining Argent, David was Senior Vice President at...

David H. Williams

David H. Williams

General Counsel, Executive Vice President & Manager, Fiduciary Services
Atlanta

David Williams serves as General Counsel to Argent Financial Group, Inc. and as Executive Vice President and Manager of the fiduciary services team in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Argent Trust Company. Prior to joining Argent, David was Senior Vice President and...

David Redding, CTFA, AEP, CWS

David Redding, CTFA, AEP, CWS

Market President - Austin, TX
Austin

David is the Market President for Argent Trust Company in Austin, Texas. He opened Argent's Austin office in early 2018. In his role as Market President, he will direct and manage all fiduciary activity for the Austin team and serve as the senior leader of complex...

David Thibodeaux, CTFA

David Thibodeaux, CTFA

Vice President & Trust Officer
Baton Rouge

David, who joined Argent in January 2019, works as a trust officer serving clients in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan area of Louisiana. David has dedicated the past 30 years of his career in the Trusts & Estate Planning discipline. Prior to joining Argent, David most...

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