Want to Make the Most of Your Chevron Benefits?
Employment

While working at Chevron, you may have questions regarding the specifics of the plans and benefits offered. By coordinating company benefits with your outside assets, we help you understand each offering so you can maximize your benefits and achieve your personal financial goals.

Incentive Plans
We can help you strategize on how best to diversify in coordination with total net worth asset allocation.
  • Chevron Incentive Plan (CIP) – We’ll help you maximize your annual performance bonus through tax planning, savings prioritization, and benefit eligibility assessment.
  • LTIP Stock Options
    – Stock Options (ISO) and Non-Qualified Stock Options (NQSO)
  • LTIP Performance Shares
  • LTIP Restricted Stock Units
  • Company Insurance Options – We can help you understand each insurance option and decide on a plan that works best for you.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance Plan (SLIP) vs Term
  • Long-Term Disability
Chevron Health Plans

We can help you understand the tradeoffs of specific plans, maximize your take home pay by optimizing your HSA and HC FSA accounts, and guide your contributions for health care costs and retiree medical costs in the most tax-efficient manner.

  • Anthem HDHP
  • Anthem HDHP basic
  • Anthem PPO
Chevron Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP)
For those PSG 28 or above, we optimize your elections in the DCP in coordination with your expected retirement income.
Job Insecurity

Life is full of uncertainties, including your finances and career. If you are affected by Resource Optimization Management (ROM) or Employee Selection Process (ESP) and are “left standing,” we can help determine if retirement is a viable option for you right now, as well as provide insight on the critical decisions about company benefits elections.

Are you unsure about future employment at Chevron or how an untimely layoff may affect your financial picture? We will also work with you to evaluate your goals, educate you on your current financial situation, and help determine what actions need to be taken to optimize your financial outlook.

Being Recruited?
Being recruited to a new company is an exciting opportunity, but how can you know if it’s the right move – for your wallet and your health? We can help you map out the difference in value between your current job and the one you are being offered. Often times, it is hard to directly compare the value of two compensation packages. Whether you decided to take the job or not, we’ll help you optimize your elections from Chevron as well as at your new company.
Retirement
Retirement is a one-time thing for most people. If you’ve never been there before, it can be an intimidating prospect. It is as much of a financial transition as it is a personal, emotional transition. We understand what you are going through. We will walk you through your retirement wealth plan and ensure all elections are handled correctly so you avoid losing any benefits and minimize taxes. Retirement is a common goal, but the specifics of each person’s retirement can vary considerably based on your goals, financial situation, and how you have utilized your Chevron benefits.

ESIP, CRP & Retirement Savings

We make sure you get the full 8 percent company match. We can educate you on best practices for additional tax-preferential saving strategies including ESIP after-tax contributions and backdoor Roth IRA contributions.

  • Employee Savings Investment Plan (ESIP)
  • Employee Savings Restoration Plan (ESIP RP)
  • The Chevron Retirement Plan (CRP)
  • Chevron Retirement Restoration Plan (RRP)

Setting Up Your Consulting Practice

Upon retirement from Chevron, many of our clients choose to continue working in a consultant role. If you plan to work as a consultant, we can help you understand how to structure your finances and retirement to fit your new role.
  • Liability Protection for LLCs
  • Tax Deferral Strategies for Solo 401(k), Sep IRA and Solo Pension Plans
  • Negotiating compensation with an understanding of how consultants get taxed (1099) over W2 employees
When Should I Retire?
When you decide to retire can have a significant impact on your retirement income. Sometimes this means waiting a few weeks or retiring just a month earlier. By understanding the payouts and tax implications of your benefits, along with the segment rates, we can determine your tax-efficient retirement date – optimizing your retirement income.
Our WJA Chevron Advisor Specialists

Willis Johnson, CFP®

PRESIDENT & CEO
713-439-1200
wjohnson@wjohnsonassociates.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/willis-johnson-10589114/
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Willis Johnson serves as the president and CEO of Willis Johnson & Associates. As a Certified Financial Planner®, Mr. Johnson provides a full complement of financial services to individuals as they go through the transitions in their corporate life. Most corporate professionals will retire once in their life, but Mr. Johnson has assisted hundreds of clients to navigate through the retirement process over the course of his career.

In the span of over 35 years, Mr. Johnson has honed decades of experience assisting clients as they struggle with almost every important financial decision you can imagine. He has helped these corporate professionals to overcome their emotions and objectively assess their available options.

Mr. Johnson’s ability to listen to his clients’ motivations, paired with his acquired wisdom enable him to guide clients down a retirement path that maximizes their benefits while taking advantage of their unique opportunities along the way. Mr. Johnson considers himself both a financial advisor and a life counselor as he assists his clients in prioritizing their personal needs, offers realistic advice, and accompanies them on their path to financial success.

During his 35 years as an advisor, 13 years with a national financial advisory firm and 22 years as a principal at his own firm, Mr. Johnson implemented exclusive estate and financial planning techniques. His structured methodology-- customized for each client-- is still the basis of his approach today.

Building grounded, long-term relationships while understanding client objectives and goals is the foundation of Willis’ success as a Certified Financial Planner® professional. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston. He also practiced with a national CPA firm before obtaining his CFP® designation.

Nick Johnson, CFA®, CFP®

VICE PRESIDENT
713-439-1200
njohnson@wjohnsonassociates.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-johnson-cfa®-cfp®-585bb716
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Nick Johnson CFA®, CFP® believes that financial planning is more than numbers on a balance sheet and a standardized process. People are unique and should be treated as such. As vice president and wealth manager at Willis Johnson & Associates, Nick’s goal is to develop a solid understanding of his clients while providing a proactive approach to comprehensive wealth management.

Nick is responsible for monitoring the financial health of his clients and providing timely updates regarding changes to their financial plans. To effectively monitor a client’s financial well-being, an advisor must have a firm grasp of the life passions and/or goals specific to that individual. It is Nick’s job to initiate productive conversations where he can combine his own financial planning wisdom with the unique emotional elements of a corporate professional’s life.

Overall, Nick measures financial planning success by his ability to help corporate professionals maximize their hard-earned money. However, Nick considers himself successful as an advisor when clients naturally turn to him for financial advice as they would like a trusted family member or close friend. In addition to serving as an advisor, Nick serves an integral role as a member of Willis Johnson & Associates Investment Committee.

The Investment Committee makes all of the decisions in regards to asset allocation, style/theme distribution, and security selection for their client portfolios. Nick’s strong analytical skills, dedication to the fundamentals of investing, and Chartered Financial Analyst designation bring unique insight to their investment decisions.

In school, Nick always had a passion for analytic research and analysis but found within himself the need to balance that with personal connections. These desires led him to pursue a dual major in finance and drama, along with a minor in economics from Trinity University. He thrived in the finance and economics classes, often finding himself leading study groups and teaching concepts that came easily to him.

While concurrently studying finance, Nick spent most of his free time in the theater department working on over 40 stage productions both in the department and the community at large. This in-depth study of the humanities let him deepen his understanding of the motivations and inter-workings of people, a skill he uses very much to this day.

After graduating from Trinity University, Nick began working as an investment analyst at Willis Johnson & Associates He started his studies for the CFA® exam during this time as well. After gaining experience on the investments side, researching funds, tracking investments, and trading large blocks of client accounts, he moved over to the financial planning arm of the company and later transitioned into a financial advisory role.

In addition to being a CFA®, Nick earned his designation as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ after completing the board’s preliminary financial planning experience requirements and certification exam in April 2018.

Nick is a Houston native and uses his passion for learning to inspire the personal and professional development of the city’s working professionals and executives. He believes in the power of education to impact both the individual and their community by enabling more informed decision making in terms of their careers, their money, and most importantly, their life goals.

Nick is a strong proponent of continued education, which is reflected via his heavy investment in his personal career, the careers of the WJA team, and the lifetime careers of the clients he serves.

During his free time, Nick lectures as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business, is involved in the CFA® Professional Mentorship Program, and is an active participant in the University of Houston Bauer College of Business’s SURE Program, which fosters a partnership between students and Houston’s business thought leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs from under-resourced communities.

When he’s not teaching or being taught, Nick enjoys spending time outdoors and embarking on weekend rock climbing excursions across the states.

Jason Mishaw, MSF, CFA®

WEALTH MANAGER
713-439-1200
jmishaw@wjohnsonassociates.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonmishaw/

As a wealth manager at Willis Johnson & Associates, Jason Mishaw is actively involved in both the financial planning role and the investment management role. On the financial planning side, he helps to implement customized financial plans for WJA clients that maximize tax efficiencies through retirement and estate planning.

On the investment management side, under the supervision of a senior wealth manager, he assesses the financial goals of WJA clients by considering income generation and risk tolerance, and assists in creating a customized strategy to further those goals.

Jason first gained experience in the asset management world during his internship at Merrill Lynch, where he gained initial exposure to active portfolio management. He began to see the value that he could provide for clients in establishing proper allocations among asset classes based on their risk tolerance. He also began to see the value of model-based investing that removes the element of emotion from the investing process.

Jason received a Master of Science degree in finance from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business. He received a BA in economics and a BS in biochemistry and cell biology from Rice University.

Alexis Long, MBA, CFP®

WEALTH MANAGER
713-439-1200
along@wjohnsonassociates.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexishazellong/

Alexis Long is currently a wealth manager with Willis Johnson & Associates, which allows her to meet people from diverse backgrounds with different goals and to assist them in reaching those goals as efficiently as possible.

For Alexis, financial planning combines her interest in producing detail-oriented financial plans with a desire to help people reach their goals, whether it be retiring early, paying for their grandchildren’s educations, buying a second home, or leaving a legacy for their children. Understanding what is truly important to a client is key to good financial planning, along with providing solid technical advice.

Previously, Alexis worked at another wealth management firm which was her first job in the financial planning and advising industry. She was able to learn the basics of financial planning from the ground up and quickly expanded her knowledge as a paraplanner.

After graduating with a BBA from Texas Tech University, Alexis held positions ranging from real estate to bankruptcy law while searching for her true career passion. It was not until her attendance in the MBA program at the University of Saint Thomas that she started learning more about the financial planning and advising industry. Alexis recognized financial planning and advising was the career that best suited her.

Willis Johnson & Associates is not endorsed by nor affiliated with Chevron.
Why Willis Johnson & Associates?
Since 1996 we’ve been helping Chevron executives and professionals with their comprehensive financial planning needs. Our thorough understanding of the transitions in your corporate life allows us to appreciate where you have been and assist with where you are headed.
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