Argent Financial Group appoints internal auditor

Argent Financial Group, a leading fiduciary wealth management firm, announced that it has hired Annaliese Russell as internal auditor.

Russell will be based in the Ruston office, focusing on providing objective evaluations of financial and operational functions. She will report directly to Kimberly Breithaupt, chief audit executive.

“We are pleased to welcome Annaliese to the Argent family,” said Breithaupt. “Given her educational background and previous experience, we feel confident that Annaliese will be a valuable member of our team.”

Prior to joining Argent, Russell served as a risk management intern for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Shreveport, La. She worked to assist FDIC professionals in performing bank audits including evaluation of planning, operations, risk management and consumer protection practices. She also managed banking practices and procedures in compliance with laws and regulations.

“I am excited to join the Ruston office and learn from the talented professionals across all of Argent’s offices,” said Russell. “Argent has an impressive reputation for client services and wealth management, and I am proud to be a part of this company.”

Russell received her bachelor of science in finance from Louisiana Tech University. She is currently working towards her master of business administration from Louisiana Tech University.