Joseph “Jody” Tallal, Jr. is a man of many talents and interests. A personal Financial Manager to wealthy professionals, Tallal became one of the first fee only advisors in the 1970s. His success led to developing a course to train medical professionals at Baylor Medical School, University of Tennessee Health Sciences, and Tulane Medical School on how to manage their money. He has been named an Honorary Citizen by several city mayors nationwide and has also received the President’s Medal of Merit from former president Ronald Reagan. In 1981, he served on the Chairman’s Committee of the United States Senatorial Business Advisory Board.