AmeriTrust announced today that Kenny Brown Jr. has been promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, Brown will oversee the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the company and report to Harvie Roe, AmeriTrust CEO. AmeriTrust provides trust administration, investment management and financial planning services and is part of Argent Financial Group, the largest independent trust-based wealth management company in the South.
Brown joined AmeriTrust in 2017 as assistant vice president and portfolio manager and was named vice president of business development in 2019. Prior to AmeriTrust, he spent four years at Heritage Trust in Oklahoma City – also part of Argent Financial Group – as a portfolio manager and a vice president and relationship manager. He also served for five years as a financial and investment analyst at GuideStone Financial Resources in Dallas, Texas.
“Kenny has been an integral part of the AmeriTrust team,” said Roe. “He is a highly-respected professional who is personable and has a sharp, analytical mind. We’re in good hands with him as our second-in-command.”
Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in finance from Dallas Baptist University. He is a registered investment advisor representative and is a level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.
Brown is involved with local industry and charitable organizations, including the Oklahoma CFA Society, Tulsa Estate Planning Forum, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and The Coffee Bunker.
“My AmeriTrust team has become more than just colleagues over the past several years. I’m honored to accept the role of COO, especially as wealth management services continue to evolve and innovate,” said Brown. “I also look forward to providing strategic and thoughtful leadership, so that our clients across our growing footprint always receive exceptional fiduciary guidance.”
About AmeriTrust Corporation
AmeriTrust Corporation is part of the Argent Financial Group family of companies and was formed in 1997 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company provides investment management and trust management and administration services, as well as financial planning through a sister company and AmeriTrust Investment Advisors, Inc. AmeriTrust Corporation is responsible for more than $730 million in client assets. For more information, visit www.ameritrusttulsa.com.
About 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 planning, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.