Argent Financial Group Promotes Jill Knight Nalty to New Orleans Market President

Argent Financial Group announced today that it has promoted Jill Knight Nalty to New Orleans market president of its flagship subsidiary, Argent Trust Company. Nalty will be responsible for directing and managing the New Orleans team and will continue to report to Senior Vice President and Institutional Services Manager Mark Milton.

“We are excited to announce Jill as our market president in New Orleans,” said Milton. “She has done an incredible job of developing, growing and establishing the Argent brand and our wealth management expertise in the markets across South Louisiana. She has also been tireless in building a solid foundation for Argent Trust and will continue to be a big part of our success.”

Nalty has served as business development officer at Argent since 2019. Prior to joining Argent, she had more than 13 years experience of banking experience in New Orleans with Hibernia National Bank and First Commerce Corporation.

“As a long-time New Orleans resident, this is a tremendous honor and I am grateful for this opportunity,” said Nalty. “I’m eager to lead this talented Argent team as we continue to provide exceptional fiduciary wealth management service to our clients in the New Orleans and South Louisiana area.”

Nalty earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA in business administration from the University of New Orleans. Over the past 20 years, she has also been active in the nonprofit sector in the New Orleans community, fundraising for Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Pediatrics, Junior Achievement and the Audubon Institute. She currently serves on the Board of Baptist Community Ministries and is a current member of the 2021 CABL Leadership LA class and has been involved with a number of New Orleans activist groups such as Women of the Storm, Katrina Krewe, Girls on the Run and Heart of Passion.

About Argent Financial Group 

Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $35 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trusts and estate planning, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan administration and 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

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