Larry Sher is a partner in the New York office of October Three. He has been a pension actuary for over 35 years, specializing in cash balance and other innovative retirement plans. Larry is a highly sought after expert and advisor and, in August 2014, was appointed to the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Commission by Governor Chris Christie. Larry is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA), a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) and an Enrolled Actuary (EA). He has been a Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Actuarial Standards Board, the group that establishes actuarial standards of practice for all US actuaries. Larry has also been on the Boards of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and was recently President of the Conference.