Chief Actuary, New York City Office of the Actuary

Contact Information
New York City Office of the Actuary
255 Greenwich Street
9th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-442-5775
Fax: 212-442-5777
Chosen unanimously by New York City elected officials and union presidents in the Spring of 2015, Sherry Chan is the 5th Chief Actuary in the 100+ year history of New York City and one of the highest ranked Asian-American officials in the City’s administration. Highly respected as the "Key Guardian of City’s Fiscal Health" for the 4th largest US public retirement system, Ms. Chan is a visionary Chief Actuary with approximately 20 years’ progressive leadership in process improvement, relationship management, financial analysis, staff development, business strategy, and operations. In her role, Ms. Chan provides technical expertise to the City’s five retirement systems and pension funds - school administrators, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and other public employees - with approximately 800,000 active and retired members and over $200 billion of assets. Ms. Chan certifies the $10 billion annual required pension contributions for these retirement systems and pension funds. Ms. Chan previously served as the Chief Actuarial Officer for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and as Chief Actuary for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio. A Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary with the Joint Board, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a conferee of an Executive MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and actuarial science from the Ohio State University, Ms. Chan regularly gives presentations at colleges, conferences, and on webinars Ms. Chan is a founding member of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries’ Women in Consulting Community, an International Association of Consulting Actuaries’ Board Member, Co-Vice Chair of the American Academy of Actuaries’ Pension Practice Council, and a member of The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences Dean Advisory Committee. To read Ms. Chan’s full bio, visit


CCA Member Since 2014
Government DB/DC
Strategic Planning Committee

Interactive Ethics 2021 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2021)

Ethics 2021 Enrolled Actuaries Conference (May 07, 2021)

The Gray Area of Professional Judgement 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 19, 2020)

Public Plans Open Forum 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 30, 2019)

ASOP 51 in Practice for Public Sector Plans 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)

Public Hybrid Plans 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Talking Risk 2018 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 09, 2018)

Current Events in Public Plan Funding Policy 2017 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 04, 2017)

Don't Gamble with Ethics 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2016)

Public Plans Open Forum 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2016)

Public Sector Plan Headlines Public Sector Plan Headlines Audio/Webcast (July 13, 2016)

GASB Developments 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 07, 2008)