Spectrum Pension & Compensation, Inc. was founded in 1994 with the purpose of assisting employers in the Hudson Valley with employee benefits including retirement plans, health insurance, and life insurance. With most of these companies and their accountants relying on service providers that were not local and provided customer service through an 800 number with a representative located far from their businesses, there was a need to provide prompt, courteous, local assistance.
Currently, Spectrum Pension and Compensation, Inc. services clients throughout the United States and has individual talent with more than 100 years of collective experience providing consulting and administrative assistance on a personal, one-on-one basis.
We continue to strive to treat our clients in a professional, prompt, and courteous manner and pride ourselves on treating others as we would like to be treated.
Meet Our Team
LUDWIG H. BACH, President
Ludwig H. Bach graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration, with a minor field of study in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mr. Bach began his career working as a consultant with an Employee Benefits Firm that primarily practiced in the Taft Hartley market place. In this position, Mr. Bach handled consulting and administrative services for many of the construction trade unions located in the Hudson Valley and a number of corporate and not for profit clients. Mr. Bach then obtained his NY State Life Insurance and Health Insurance License. In 1988, Mr. Bach was hired as the Benefit Funds Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Benefits Funds. Mr. Bach’s responsibilities included all aspects of the operation of the Retirement and Health and Welfare programs, which provided benefits to more than 800 active and retired members.
During this time, Mr. Bach noticed that there was a niche market that existed in the corporate market place for retirement plan services in the Hudson Valley. In 1994, Spectrum Pension & Compensation, Inc. was formed to provide services to this market. In order to serve clients and business owners at a higher level, Mr. Bach obtained his NASD Series 7, Stock Brokers License. Although not actively working as a Stock Broker, this credential enables Mr. Bach to work with clients and their Investment Professionals.
SUSAN E. BACH, Senior Vice President, Summit Actuarial Services, LLC
Susan E. (Sue) Bach is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in English.
Ms. Bach joined the team at Summit Actuarial Services in 2007 and has more than thirty-five years of experience in the accounting and finance field. She began her career working in the corporate arena for a NYSE-listed consumer products company in northern New Jersey where she held positions of increasing responsibility and rose to the position of Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Her primary area of expertise is with plan documents and benefit applications as well as in the budget and financial analysis area. She also has hands-on experience managing the treasury function and administering non-qualified employee benefit arrangements.
DALE MCGAR, Senior Associate
Dale McGar is a graduate from Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York with a business diploma and a minor in mathematics.
Ms. McGar began her career working in the accounting industry. For the first thirteen years of her career she handled bookkeeping services for financial institutions, legal and medical practices, as well as financial statement preparation and processing of individual and corporate returns.
In December of 2000, Ms. McGar joined Spectrum Pension and Compensation, Inc. as an Associate Consultant. Her areas of expertise are compilation and processing financial statements and Form 5500 (Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan), working closely with the client base, customer service needs, and everything in between.
AMELIA BARRY, Associate Consultant
Amelia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Saint Rose with a degree in Communications Arts and began her career at the Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist. In March of 2016, she was intricately involved in the promotion and opening of the newly constructed Albany Capital Center in downtown Albany, NY, as a Sales Manager.
Mrs. Barry joined the Spectrum Pension and Compensation, Inc. team in January 2021. In her role at Spectrum, Amelia is working in all areas of the Employer Benefits, including Life Insurance, Health Insurance, 401(K) Plans and all forms of Qualified and Non-Qualified retirement plans. Amelia earned her New York State Life and Health Insurance License and is currently pursuing her Qualified Pension Administrator certification.