At Bellingrath, you get more than just an advisor working on your behalf, you get a team grounded in each client’s unique situation and needs. The focus of our team members allows you access to the experience you need when you need it. The success of our practice is shown in the confidence that our clients place in us year after year.


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Rory Roniger, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant®

Founding Principal


Rory has been married to his wife, Becky, since 1975 and has one adult child, Megan, a son-in-law, Corvas, and a grandchild, Marigny. Rory enjoys playing tennis, riding his bicycle, and boating on the beautiful cypress-lined waters of the Tchefuncte River near his home in Madisonville. He and Becky also enjoy going to their vacation home in Monteagle, TN and visiting the University of the South at Sewanee, as well as making day trips to Chattanooga where Becky grew up.

Rory is active in the Northshore Community in several non-profit organizations. He is a past President of the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany Parish which is part of one of the oldest national service organizations. He is also past Chairman of the Board of a home for unwed mothers. Currently, he is a member of the Board of the Krewe of Olympia and helped found its philanthropic arm, the MKO Foundation, which supports the Covington Police and Fire Departments.

After teaching, coaching, and serving as assistant principal at several New Orleans Parochial Schools, Rory began his career in the wealth management and employee benefits fields and has been a distinguished leader in those fields in the Metropolitan New Orleans Area since 1977. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Rory also holds the professional designations of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). His professional affiliations have included the Financial Planning Association, the New Orleans Estate Planning Council, and the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors.


“With courage, you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.”  

- Mark Twain

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Garlan White, Certified Financial Planner®

Wealth Manager


Garlan, having been born at Baptist, has loved all things New Orleans from the very beginning. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at Loyola University of New Orleans, with distinction, and received an education of a different sort having spent a considerable amount of time growing up at his family’s Bourbon Street residence.

He and his wife Lora, a local neurosurgeon who specializes in movement disorder and seizure surgery, reside in Uptown with their feline family: Huck, Borden, and Larue. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, swimming, attending lectures, Mardi Gras, and Jazz Fest while also serving his community. Garlan remains involved with Loyola and is a member of the board of directors of Young Leadership Council serving as the co-chair of the Wednesday at the Square concert series. It is the non-profit’s largest fundraiser, a fantastic way to enjoy outdoor music in the spring, and a fitting role for a music lover.

Professionally, Garlan began his career with major financial firms, but realized quickly that he would be best suited in a boutique environment with a more pronounced focus on planning. At Bellingrath, he is a partner and Certified Financial Planner who assists clients in every facet of their financial life with a personal, attentive touch.


“In short, bad news is an investor’s best friend. It lets you buy a slice of America’s future at a marked-down price.”

– Warren Buffett


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Alex Clark, Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional ™

Advisor Support Specialist


Alexandra (Alex), born and raised on the Northshore, loves living in the Warehouse District where she can be found shopping for antique brooches and admiring the art galleries. One of her other favorite places to be is the beach, whether it be the Pacific Ocean or Florida. She devotes volunteer time as a mentor, fundraiser, and marketer for non- profits. A champion of youth focused causes; her latest incarnation of this passion motivates her as the Immediate Past President of the Exchange Club of New Orleans & District Director for the Louisiana clubs. She is also the VP of Membership for the American Business Women's Association.

At Bellingrath Wealth Management & Employee Benefits, her role as an Advisor Support Specialist affords her the opportunity to guide each client relationship by providing administrative and technical support to the lead advisors.

A graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Finance, she holds a professional designation of Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional ™. Alex's prior roles as Marketing Director of a private country club and a mortgage company have provided her with experience in marketing and communications development which she implements in an expanding capacity at Bellingrath. 


“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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Danielle Piernas

Client Services Associate


Danielle was born and raised in Southfield, MI, a suburb of Detroit. When she wasn't playing on the volleyball court or softball field, she enjoyed cheering on her favorite collegiate football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Danielle moved to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi in 1997, but soon made her way to New Orleans. She fell in love with the culture, and she now considers New Orleans home. She lives in Kenner, with her daughter BriAnna, who is a Sophomore at UNO. Danielle is now a dual collegiate football fan of the LSU Tigers and Michigan Wolverines. And on any given Sunday, she will be cheering on the New Orleans Saints.

Danielle spends a lot of time volunteering with the Arthritis Foundation, where she is an active board member for the Louisiana Chapter. She also sits on the board of a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Tribe in the 7th Ward. You will see her second lining on Super Sunday, during Mardi Gras, and at Jazzfest. 

Professionally, Danielle has had a very diverse career in Human Resource Management since 1998, focusing on HR Administration, and Payroll and Benefits Management​. Currently, she is studying to get her license in Life, Health, and Accident Insurance. Once completed, she will go back to school to obtain her PHR (Professional in Human Resources) designation and join SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). 


"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"

- Maya Angelou