Thursday, February 29, 2024

Industry Veteran Donald ‘Dut’ LeBlanc Joins Argent Financial Group as Executive Vice President

by BIZ Magazine

Argent Financial Group announced today that Donald H. “Dut” LeBlanc Jr. has joined the company as executive vice president. Based in Shreveport, LeBlanc will report directly to Argent CEO Kyle McDonald. His responsibilities will focus on business development and strategic projects across Argent’s 31 markets.

LeBlanc retired from multinational accounting firm KPMG in 2019 after spending 40 years there. He joined KPMG in 1979 as an audit assistant, transferring to the firm’s tax division in 1981 and then becoming a partner in 1988. From 1997 to 2019, he served as office managing partner of KPMG’s Shreveport office.

During his time at KPMG, LeBlanc led some of the firm’s largest accounts, serving global clients in the telecom and energy sectors. He also served on the KPMG board and was chair of the firm’s audit, finance and operations committee.

“There’s no substitute for experience, and over his four-decade career, Dut provided fiduciary-level services for clients from across the business world,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “His client-first philosophy aligns perfectly with ours at Argent, and we couldn’t be happier to have him joining us in this important role.”

LeBlanc graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1979, earning a bachelor of science degree. He became a licensed CPA in 1981. He has continued to pursue accreditations within his field, attending and completing the executive education program of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2006. In 2015, he attended and completed The Wharton School of Business’s executive education program. He also attended and participated in the National Association of Corporate Directors’ governance program from 2013–2018.

“I’ve always worked in the best interests of my clients — providing fiduciary-level service is just how I prefer to do business,” LeBlanc said. “Over my career, I’ve referred many clients to Argent because I know that they’ll be in good hands there. I’m happy to be joining this exceptional group of professionals and adding value to client wealth management planning strategies going forward.”

LeBlanc is a past president and chairman of Loyola College Prep Board of Trustees, a past treasurer and executive member of the Boy Scouts of America’s NORWELA Council, and a member of the Committee of 100, a Shreveport-based group of 100 business leaders. He has been recognized as an outstanding alum by the Louisiana Tech College of Business in 2015 and by Loyola College Prep in 2000.

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