Rod G. Talbot
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Frater Talbot (Leaders Society) began his Teke career by joining Beta-Chi Chapter at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale on November 18, 1975. He served the chapter as Hegemon, Histor and two terms as Prytanis. He was also Chairman on the SIU Inter-Greek Council which oversaw the activities of all the fraternity and sororities at SIU-Carbondale. He was selected as SIU Greek of the Year in 1979. He graduated SIU in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in finance, specializing in financial institutions, and was selected by TKE as one of the recipients of International Top Teke Award.
After graduation, Rod served TKE as a Chapter Services Director for a year and a half visiting over 100 chapters. He was chairman of the TEF Investment Committee from 1984-1995. He was chairman of the Investment Committee of the Fraternity from 1989–2005. He is currently the Grand Council liaison for Investment Committee. He has been Grand Council liaison to the Programs Evaluation Committee, as well as the Branding, Marketing, and Technology Committee, TKE House Fund Committee, Headquarters Building Task Force, Excellence in Recruitment Task Force, Alumni Involvement Committee, Audit Committee and Chapter Housing Task Force. He was on the CEO and CFO Search Committees. He has served his home chapter of Beta-Chi as the Board of Trustees Chairman and Alumni Association President. He is also a Life Loyal Teke and a Knight of Apollo. He received the TEKE Alumnus of the Year Award in 2005 at the Conclave in New Orleans.
In 1991, Rod founded Talbot Asset Management, with the support of Raymond James, with the intent of becoming one of the premier investment advisory firms in Florida. He has been a member in the Raymond James Executive Council every year since 1998 which is an award which recognizes distinguished service to clients and high levels of professional performance.
He lives in Winter Garden, Fla. He is a past President of the Rotary Club of Winter Garden. He was appointed by Governor Rick Scott of Florida to the West Orange Health Care District Board of Trustees in 2013. This health care board manages over $187 million of health care district assets on the west side of Orlando. Rod is currently Secretary of the Board of Trustees. He was named to the Committee of 101 by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce as one of the 101 most influential people on the west side of Orlando.
His son Ryan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Florida where he was Prytanis of the Xi-Iota Chapter and received the International Top Teke Award in 2011. Besides economics and the stock market, Rod’s interests include golf, softball, Arena Football and traveling.
Frater Talbot previously served the Fraternity as Grand Hegemon from 2005–2007, Grand Hypophetes from 2007–2008, Grand Histor from 2008–09, Grand Crysophylos from 2009-2013, and Grand Epiprytanis from 2013-2015.