Robert Pugh

Argent Financial Group, a independent fiduciary wealth management firm, announced recently Robert Pugh joined the Nashville office of Argent Trust Co. as vice president and trust officer.

He will assist clients with their trust and estate planning needs and report to Argent Trust Co. president Ken Alderman.

An attorney and veteran trust and administration officer, Pugh joins Argent from Regions Bank in Nashville, where he served as a trust advisor. Before that, he was a trust officer at Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana.

Pugh previously practiced law for six years with Miller & Pugh Law Offices in Peoria, Illinois and served for four years as an assistant state’s attorney in Peoria County. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, trust and estates and corporate law department sections.

“We’re pleased to welcome Robert to the Argent family in Nashville,” Alderman said. “His deep experience as an attorney and seasoned trust officer make him a valuable addition to our team. We are confident that our clients will agree.”

Pugh is a Middle Tennessee native. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Tennessee Technological University and his law degree from Southern Illinois University.

“I’m excited to join Argent Trust and am proud to be a part of this team of dedicated financial professionals, where the client’s best interest is always at the heart of our work,” Pugh said. “I look forward to meeting our clients and helping provide the highest level of fiduciary service.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, Argent Financial Group is a leading independent fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $26 billion in client assets, AFG provides people, families, institutions and businesses with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust administration and related services, investment management, family office services, retirement plan and charitable organization administration, mineral management and financial, retirement and estate planning. The company was also recently named for the second year in a row to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit

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