William A. Dreher

William A. DreherBill Dreher has been a consultant in the employee benefit, executive compensation and investment fields since 1957. Prior to the establishment of Compensation Strategies in 1985, he was the partner in charge of U.S. executive compensation and employee benefits consulting services for KPMG Peat Marwick.

His consulting practice has since 1999 concentrated in two areas:

  • Actuarial, retirement planning, estate planning and related investment services for high net worth individuals and families
  • Long Term Care insurance: growing in importance as a valuable component of a well-designed financial plan for executives, successful professionals and business owners.

Bill Dreher received a B.A. in Mathematics from the State University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. He has served on the board of directors of two major American actuarial organizations. He is currently licensed as a life and accident & health insurance agent in many states.

A trustee of the Employee Benefits Research Institute from 1980 to 1984, Bill has also been actively involved in community service as an officer and director of several not-for-profit organizations, including Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, the Hospital Chaplaincy, the Youth Counseling League, Guild Hall of East Hampton and the Thomas Moran Trust.

In 1989, he joined with four European professional colleagues to found International Benefits Network, Ltd., a consortium of consulting firms committed to cooperative efforts on behalf of clients with investments or operating subsidiaries in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

Bill is currently a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committees of New York's Museum of Modern Art and The New York Public Library. He also serves as chairman of the Investment Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island


He was also honored in 2002 by the Investment Management Consultants Association. The presenter, Mike Clowes, Executive Editor of Pensions & Investments magazine, concluded his introductory remarks by reading the scroll accompanying the award. It describes Bill as "a brilliant visionary who exemplified innovation, quality analysis and evaluation" and "the first person to successfully integrate actuarial consulting with investment consulting".

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