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Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc. Executive appointed to National Pension Society Board of Directors

Tacoma, WA, Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spectrum Pension Consultants is pleased to announce that Yannis Koumantaros, Principal & Director, has been appointed to the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 year. Yannis is the Chief Marketing Office at Spectrum and has been a board member since 2003.

Responsible for the firm's Business Development, Yannis is a retirement plan expert. He was a contributing author in SmartMoney Magazine's "10 Things Your 401(k) Provider Won't Tell You", and has been featured on FundAdvice.com's Seattle Based Radio Show as a Pension Consultant. His volunteerism to ASPPA extends nationally and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Yannis has spoken on topics such as Investment Advice to Participants, Retirement Income Adequacy, Full Disclosure Fee Transparency, Social Media, and Recruiting the Next Generation workforce.

"It is an honor to be part of such a progressive and dynamic organization," said Yannis. "I am very excited to have an influencing role in shaping the future of the retirement plan community in the U.S." "We are very proud of Yannis's appointment and delighted to see that his tireless energy in the retirement plan community has been recognized and will be put to great use," said Petros Koumantaros, CEO at Spectrum.

Yannis holds the Certified Pension Consultant (CPC), Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designations. He volunteers on the ASPPA Membership Committee and served as 2008-2011 Co-Chairman of the Next Generation Subcommittee. He is Chairman of the ASPPA Political Action Committee, on the Board of Directors of the ASPPA Benefits Counsel of the Great Northwest, and holds memberships with the National Institute of Pension Administrators (NIPA), Society of Professional Administrators and Record-Keepers (SPARK), and the National Association of Actuaries and Consultants, Inc. (NAACI).

About ASPPA

The American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) is a national organization of more than 10,000 retirement plan and benefits professionals that serves as the educator, voice, and advocate for the employer-based retirement system. ASPPA members are administrators, actuaries, advisors, attorneys, accountants, and other financial services professionals who provide consulting and administrative services for qualified retirement plans.

About Spectrum

Spectrum is a leading service provider to employers sponsoring various retirement, deferred compensation and other employee benefit programs in the western United States. Spectrum's services are tailored to the specific needs of each individual client and include: consulting and advice; plan management and administration; and employee communication and education services. Additional information about Spectrum is available at the company's web site: www.spectrumpension.com.

CONTACT: Yannis Koumantaros yannis@spectrumpension.com 253.565.2100

Source:Spectrum Pension Consultants, Inc.