Our Professionals : Johnson Financial Group | Dallas, TX & Tyler, TX

Our Professionals

The Johnson Financial Group team is comprised of passionate, highly-skilled professionals that have dedicated their lives to helping clients discover their why and align their wealth with their values. Founder Rodger Johnson, Partner Tiffany Kirgan, and the rest of the JFG team all take part in helping to guide you along your journey of discovering your vision, defining your legacy, and making the lasting impact you seek.

Rodger K. Johnson


Chartered Financial Consultant
Partner, Johnson Financial Group*

Rodger Johnson is a native East Texan currently residing in Bullard. He entered the Financial Services Industry in 1978 and earned a Master of Science in Financial Services from The American College. An avid believer in continuing education, Rodger holds designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), and a Retirement Income Certified Professional. He has facilitated CAP® classes in Tyler and Dallas, TX, assisting attorneys, investment and insurance professionals, and non-profit directors in understanding the bigger questions facing affluent families regarding their philanthropic endeavors.

Rodger’s 40-plus year tenure assisting multigenerational family businesses, closely held corporations, and high net worth individuals equips him with invaluable insight and perspective. Rodger believes clients find great solace in having The Bigger Conversations™ – conversations that stretch their minds and hearts into new and empowering realms of their own thinking. When The Bigger Conversations™ precede discussion around legal structures and financial instruments, the resulting technical planning takes on greater meaning and therefore greater momentum. Planning is no longer about how the strategies work, it’s about what the plan can aspire to achieve.

Rodger is a nationally recognized speaker on these topics. He is also a member of various industry groups including the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers and the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters. He serves on the New York Life Advisory Board of Directors and is the Foundation Chair for The American College.

Rodger and his wife, Crystal, have been married since 1978 and live on Bent Tree ranch in Bullard, TX. They enjoy raising exotic deer and spending time with their children and five grandchildren. Rodger is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight of America and serves on the Advisory Council for Grace Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. Rodger has been the music director for Grace Baptist Church since 1980 and he teaches an adult Sunday school class. Rodger believes, “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected.”

*Johnson Financial Group is not owned or operated by New York Life Insurance Company or its affiliates.

Tiffany Kirgan


Partner, Johnson Financial Group*

Tiffany Kirgan entered the financial services industry in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Holding true to her love of education and commitment to her clients, she is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner who has also earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations. In addition to continuing her own education, she has facilitated CAP® classes in Dallas and Tyler assisting others obtain the CAP® designation. Tiffany is a graduate of Leadership Tyler Class 23, a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers and the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters and a graduate of Leadership Texas, class of 2018.

As a partner in Johnson Financial Group, she works with multigenerational family businesses, closely held corporations, and successful professionals in the areas of business succession planning, wealth transfer to the second and third generations, wealth management, and philanthropic vision development. Her experience has allowed her to work with first generation wealth creators to design and develop successful strategies for their family’s future, and to walk step by step with second and third generation wealth receivers as they navigate the landscape of a new financial reality.  Her experience and commitment to a family’s legacy helps families perpetuate their impact and continuity for generations to come.

Tiffany and Ramon have been married since 1995 and live in Bullard, TX.  They have two daughters, Lexi and Allie Rae, and a granddaughter, Jordyn.  Tiffany fills her passion for sharing her time and talents by serving on various boards in her community. Current service includes East Texas Communities Foundation and Women’s Fund of Smith County. Prior service includes the Bullard ISD School Board, Bullard Education Foundation and the Bethesda Foundation.  Additionally, she serves as a Sunday School teacher and youth leader in her church.  Her hobbies include traveling and doing anything that allows her to spend time with family and friends.

"Only the most meticulously executed strategies have the power and potential to outlast your outcome. A single detail left undone can unravel your Why."

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