TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An 11th staff member at Spectrum has earned the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) credential from the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA), a division of the American Retirement Association (ARA). The credential is ASPPA’s highest recognition of trade mastery and academic achievement in plan administration, compliance and ERISA consulting.
"We are very proud of all of our CPCs at Spectrum," commented Yannis P. Koumantaros, Managing Director of Client Engagements at Spectrum. "Spectrum's mission statement is focused around both the Client and our Staff, which we believe gives us a unique advantage over competitors. To employ 25 staff and have 11 CPCs must be the highest per capita CPC rate in the nation for firms with more than 10 employees," added Koumantaros.
ASPPA could not be immediately reached for comment to confirm this fact, but preliminary search capabilities for "CPC" in the ASPPA membership directory show as of this release between 800 and 900 CPC members nationwide, implying that Spectrum employs over 1% of the nation's highest Certified Pension Consultant credential.
In earning the credential, Spectrum staff have completed a rigorous educational program which, in addition to the prerequisite Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) coursework, required several modules and a demanding examination unique to the CPC. Along with other advanced areas, the curriculum covered investments, distributions and loans, and fiduciary topics in great technical depth.
These 11 staff members join an elite group of distinguished professionals with demonstrated excellence in the field, and with expertise on the many intricacies of the design, financial and fiduciary aspects of plans. At Spectrum, the following staff hold around 40 ARA credentials alone:
Certified Pension Consultants
Kevin Boercker, CPC, QPA, QKA
Adam Guy, CPC, QPA, QKA
Amy Kennerly, CPC, QPA, QKA
Yannis Koumantaros, CPC, QPA, QKA, AIF
Mayumi Nabb, CPC, QPA, QKA
Matt Olson, CPC, QPA, QKA
Koralee Putnam, CPC, QPA, QKA, TGPC
Chad Ridgway, CPC, QPA, QKA, AIF
Christopher Waldron, CPC, QPA, QKA
Moira Zahn, CPC, QPA, QKA
Liz Zappola, CPC, QPA, QKA
Qualified Pension Administrators
Jill Dolak, QPA, QKA
Mandy Hunter, QPA, QKA
Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor
Petros Koumantaros, CPFA
Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst
Peter Inoue, AIFA
Christopher Waldron is our newest CPC and currently a Consultant at Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc. During his 4 years in the field, Christopher has worked with clients in several areas, but handles the largest Spectrum client GROUPIRA, INC. as the lead Consultant partnering with Investment Advisory firms and working with our team of Consultants and Engineers. Christopher holds a business administration degree from Western Washington University. Please join us in congratulating Christopher, and celebrating this success at Spectrum.
About Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc.
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CONTACT: Yannis Koumantaros, 253.565.2100, ext 258
Source:Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc.