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

Justin Wilson, J.D.

Justin Wilson, J.D.

Senior Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel
Wilmington

As Senior Legal Counsel for Argent Trust Company, Justin is responsible for the oversight of all legal matters pertaining to the Funeral and Cemetery Trust Division and its fiduciary activities. Before joining Argent Trust Company, Justin was SVP and Senior Legal...

Kathy Christoffel, CTFA

Kathy Christoffel, CTFA

Market President - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth

Kathy oversees Argent Trust's Fort Worth wealth management team, including facilitating business development and providing client solutions. A Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA), Kathy brings to Argent Trust 27 years of experience as a senior vice president...

Kathy Sutton

Kathy Sutton

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer
Ruston

Kathy has been with Argent for over 23 years and has over 28 years of experience administering employee benefit plans. She focuses on the administrative duties for the employee benefits area while also serving as Corporate Secretary for Argent Financial Group. Kathy...

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Katie Watts, CFIRS

Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Katie serves in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2 billion. Katie joined Argent in October 2010....

Ken Alderman, CFA

Ken Alderman, CFA

President, Argent Trust
Birmingham

Ken joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of our Birmingham office reporting to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. In his role as President of Argent Trust Company, he oversees the activities of Argent Trust Company with offices in Texas, Louisiana,...

Kristen S. Sears

Kristen S. Sears

Vice President, Trust Officer
Memphis

Kristen joined Argent Trust Company in November 2009 and serves as Vice President and Trust Officer. With over 15 years of experience, Kristen is responsible for administering trust, estate, and investment accounts with a focus on personal trust and special needs...

Lana R. Patton

Lana R. Patton

Vice President, Institutional Services Officer
Ruston

As a Vice President & Institutional Services Officer at Argent, Lana serves as administrator in the corporate trust area which consists of more than 300 individual municipal bond issues and 100 political subdivisions with a combined issue size exceeding $2...

LaTasha Simmons-Green

LaTasha Simmons-Green

Fiduciary Administrator
Atlanta

LaTasha is a relationship manager on the fiduciary services ESOP team. She has 18 years in the retirement services industry and more than 23 years in financial services. Latasha joined Argent Trust Company in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology...

Linda Baker

Linda Baker

Market President - Dallas, TX
Dallas

Linda is the Market President for Argent Trust Company in Dallas, Texas. She opened Argent's Dallas office in early 2018. In her role as Market President, she will direct, manage, and develop strategic direction to the wealth strategist team, including critical...

Lisa O’Blanc

Lisa O’Blanc

Senior Vice President & Trust Officer
Beaumont

Lisa joined Argent in 2013 after working for its predecessor, Genesis Wealth Management. As Senior Vice President, Lisa focuses on trust administration. She has expertise in court-ordered trusts as well as preneed and perpetual care trusts. Lisa has almost 30 years of...

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