Argent Trust Announces the Hire of Kevin Reed and New Orleans Office
Contact: Brooks Campany
Argent Financial Group, Inc.
Ruston, Louisiana, September 18, 2017 – Kyle McDonald, Chairman of Argent Trust Company, announced today the hiring of Kevin Reed as Market President and the plans to open a New Orleans office.
Reed brings over 30 years of experience in management, asset management, trust administration, client expansion, and product and service development to Argent Trust. As Market President, Reed will focus on building a presence for Argent in the Greater New Orleans market.“I am very pleased to join Argent Trust and to open an office in my home town of New Orleans,” said Reed. “I have watched this company successfully grow throughout my career. We have an exciting opportunity to serve the wealth management needs of individuals, families, corporate clients and nonprofits, while positioning Argent Trust at the forefront of the continually evolving wealth management industry. Argent is committed to focusing on the client and their needs. Putting clients first is a core value that attracted me to Argent.”
“As a leader in the wealth management industry, Kevin identifies with the core values of focused client service that Argent delivers through our growing professional staff,” said McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group and Chairman of Argent Trust Company. “He and I have known each other for many years and have looked for the right time to work together. The combination of our sustainable growth and Kevin’s interest made his hire timely.”
Before joining Argent, Reed was Executive Vice President, Division Executive of Trust and Wealth Management for Whitney National Bank and most recently was an Executive Vice President, Director of Trust, Wealth Management and Institutional Banking of First NBC Bank in New Orleans. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans. Kevin was past President of the CFA Society Louisiana and Past President of the New Orleans Estate Planning Council.
About Argent Financial Group
Argent Financial Group, Inc. was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930. Responsible for more than $15 billion in client assets, Argent Financial Group is a diversified wealth management entity providing individuals and businesses in the Southern U.S. with a broad range of services including trust administration and related services, investment management, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral (oil and gas) management and financial, retirement and estate planning. For more information, visit www.argentcares.com.