Jeff Tallas named as Rotarian of the Year.

Past Sugar Land Rotary president, Marshall Whichard, installed Jared Jameson as the new president for service organization for the 2012-2013 year. Jameson announced the new Rotary International theme, Peace through Service. Greg Pendley, outgoing president, presented awards to the past Board Members and Rotarians of the Month. Pendley selected Shane Jarka as Rookie Rotarian of the Year and Jeff Tallas as Rotarian of the Year.

“I’ve only been in the club for three years, and there are men and women who will stand with you. I knew I was a part of something great,” said Pendley.

Jameson is the vice president and chief investment officer for WJ Interests, a fee-only financial planning firm located in Sugar Land, Texas. He received his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Jared also is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a registered investment advisor.

Jared is active in the Fort Bend community. Before becoming Sugar Land Rotary president, he has served in numerous capacities for the club. He serves on the board of directors for the Fort Bend County Women’s Center, for which he has been president and treasurer, and for OakBend Medical Center. Jared also serves on the Sugar Land Town Square TIRZ board and Fort Bend Green. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter in Sugar Land.

 “As always the lifeblood of any service club is membership, my goal this year is to grow Sugar Land so that we can better serve our community,” said Jameson.

Pictured at the Installation Dinner at Constellation Field are from left: Marshall Whichard, Greg Pendley, Jared Jameson and Jeff Tallas.