Our Staff

Christopher “Chip” Kuchevar, QPA, QKA, ChFC – President


Chip has been in the retirement plan and investment industry for nearly twenty two years. After obtaining his bachelor degree (mathematics and economics) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1986, he jumped right in to the retirement plan world working for Northwestern Mutual Life. Following employee benefit positions with Mutual Service Insurance (Arden Hills, MN), First Banking Center (Burlington, WI), and Kolb Lauwasser & Co. (Elm Grove, WI) Chip saw the need for an independent TPA provider in Southeastern WI and started Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. in 1999. Working in the banking, insurance company and CPA firm environments has provided Chip with a diverse background in the qualified retirement plan arena.
Chip is responsible for overseeing the overall marketing and communication strategy that is employed. His keen eye for identifying problematic plans with regard to design, testing and investment issues has made him a “go to” expert in this highly specialized market. Chip has obtained Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designations from the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA), along with obtaining a Chartered financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from the American College.

Lois Browning, – Vice President


Lois has over thirty years experience working in the retirement plan administration industry, of which, twenty years owning her own business until merging her company into Blue Chip in September 2019.

Theresa Driver, QKA – Compliance Consultant


Theresa Driver has been with Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. since 2005. Her twenty plus years of retirement plan experience includes employment with Bank One Trust Company, BenePlan, Inc., Emjay Corporation and Metavante Corporation. Theresa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a degree in business. She is a member of ASPPA and has obtained the designation of Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA).

Christine Black – Compliance Consultant


Chris has been with Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. since June 2009 as a Compliance Consultant. She specializes in the implementation and conversion of transfer plans for Blue Chip. Her sixteen years of experience has enabled her to be a plan document specialist. Previous experience includes similar positions with M&I Trust Company, Virchow Krause Employee Benefit Advisors and William Michaels, Ltd. Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a degree in Accounting.

Jacquelyn Cooper- Compliance Consultant


Jackie joined Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. in November 2011 as a Compliance Consultant. Her previous retirement plan administration experience of over fifteen years includes employment with Administrative Management Group, American Express Tax and Business Services and Lincoln Financial Group. Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Actuarial Studies from Indiana University.

Gail Micheau, ERPA, QPA, CEBS – Compliance Consultant


Coming on board in July 2012, Gail brings with her twenty plus years of retirement plan administration experience primarily with one company, Verisight, Inc. (formerly RSM McGladrey / American Express TBS/Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser). Her roles included co-managing over 125 plans, supervising and mentoring six associates and working with large complex plans. She also has worked fluently with the IRS and DOL correction programs: VCP, VFCP and DFVCP. Gail earned a Bachelor of arts degree from Lawrence University majoring in Economics and Spanish.

Kimberley Boyd -Compliance Consultant – ERPA, QPA


Kim has sixteen years of experience in retirement plan administration and compliance. She successfully earned her QKA and QPA and was one of the first in Mississippi to receive the ERPA designation. She has experience in all sizes and types of plans including ESOP plans, corrections through EPCRS, and ERISA regulations. Kim’s passion is retirement plan administration and her hands on approach and emphasis on customer service has earned her praises from clients and peers alike. Kim is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Debbie Baze, QPA, QKA, TGPC – Compliance Consultant


Debbie joins Blue Chip with seventeen years of experience in all aspects of retirement plan administration and compliance. She successfully earned her Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA), Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) and Tax-Exempt & Governmental Plan Consultant (TGPC) designations through ASPPA. Debbie is also a member of The American Retirement Association and The National Tax-Deferred Savings Association. She has experience in all sizes and types of plans including PEO multiple employer plans and audit plans. Debbie is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.

Andrea Peters – Distribution and Loan Processor


Andrea has joined Blue Chip Retirement Plans, Inc. in October 2008. She is responsible for the processing of all distributions and loan requests, along with general client correspondence.

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