Meet Our Team

Gerard A. Plauché, CFA, Managing Partner

Gerard A. Plauché, CFABefore co-founding Delta Financial Advisors, Mr. Plauché was a principal of Fenner, Plauché and Williams Investment Management Company. Prior to his tenure there, Mr. Plauché spent eleven years in the banking business. His most recent position was as a Senior Vice President and manager of the local Trust Department of a major regional bank. His duties there included advising the bank’s clients on all facets of investment, retirement and estate planning.

He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Louisiana, as well as several other local professional and civic organizations.

Mr. Plauché received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of New Orleans and his Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University. He is also an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University. Additionally, he is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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Clifford F. Favrot, CFA, CFP, Partner

Clifford F. Favrot, CFA, CFPPrior to co-founding Delta Financial Advisors, Mr. Favrot was a portfolio manager with Fenner, Plauché and Williams Investment Management Company for several years. Before his tenure there, Mr. Favrot spent nine years as a financial analyst in the banking and telecommunications industries. His most recent position was as Vice President with Bank One where he was a portfolio manager for large commercial banking relationships.

Mr. Favrot is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Louisiana (CFALA) along with other professional and civic organizations. In addition, he is a past president and board member of CFALA. He is involved in the charter school movement where he has served as a board member and Treasurer of KIPP New Orleans.

Mr. Favrot received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Williams College and his Master of Business Administration degree from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Additionally, he is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Financial Planner.

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Ainsley D. Bishop, Partner

Ainsley D. BishopPrior to joining Delta Financial Advisors, Mrs. Bishop spent over six years in the investment management field. Her most recent position was as an investment manager for Charles Schwab. Her duties there included advising Schwab’s affluent clients in all areas of investment management as well as financial and estate planning.

Mrs. Bishop received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University and her Master of Business Administration degree from the E. J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University, specializing in Internal Audit.

Mrs. Bishop is a member of the LSU Alumni Association, the Quota Club, as well as other local professional and civic associations. She has also served as an officer and board member of the LSU MBA Alumni Association. In addition, Mrs. Bishop is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

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Frank A.M. Williams, Emeritus

Frank A.M. Williams, EmeritusUntil co-founding Delta Financial Advisors, Mr. Williams was with Fenner, Plauché and Williams Investment Management Company for over twenty-three years, the last ten of which he served as President. Prior to that, Mr. Williams worked with closely held real estate and philanthropic foundations in the role of asset and portfolio management. Mr. Williams was also associated with the George Engine Company, a General Motors Diesel distributorship, for nine years, rising to the position of President.

He is an economics graduate of Yale University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Throughout his life, Mr. Williams has been involved in numerous civic and charitable activities. He has served in various capacities with such groups as the United Way, the Metropolitan Crime Commission and the American Red Cross. He also served as president of the Harvey Canal Industrial Association, chairman of the Westbank Chamber of Commerce, president of the New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center, and president of the Financial Analysts of New Orleans.

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John T. Egnatchik, Operations Manager

John EgnatchikPrior to joining Delta Financial Advisors in 2003, Mr. Egnatchik was the Data Processing Manager with Fenner, Plauché and Williams Investment Management Company for over 20 years. He joined our firm in the same capacity. Mr. Egnatchik oversees daily operations which include account reconciliations, trading allocations, and portfolio reporting.

Mr. Egnatchik received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Tulane University.

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Angelle M. Verbois, Office Manager

Angelle VerboisPrior to joining Delta Financial Advisors, Mrs. Verbois spent several years as an office manager in addition to many years in sales and management. Her responsibilities have included all aspects of office administration, contract negotiation, inventory control, loss prevention, public relations and marketing.

Mrs. Verbois received her Associates of Arts and Sciences degree in Criminal Justice from Delgado Community College and her Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in Political Science from Loyola University.

Mrs. Verbois has served as an officer and board member of local civic associations, is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and remains involved in volunteerism and various civic associations.

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