Kenneth A. Kent, a consulting actuary for Cheiron, has over three decades of professional, managerial and public service experience working on challenging retirement plan assignments and public policy issues. His expertise in managing the complex financial, regulatory, legal and administrative issues surrounding pension and defined contribution plan design and funding strategies has helped scores of multiemployer, public sector and corporate plan sponsor clients since 1976.
Ken's wide-ranging expertise on pension matters led to his being called to testify before Congress on pension reform legislative proposals.
Some of his recent consulting assignments include developing a comprehensive retirement policy to benchmark and measure changing business needs against financial resources; creation of standard Government Accounting Report format for meeting the emerging required disclosure of post-employment benefits; designing a supplemental Executive Retirement Plan to reflect a phantom bonus arrangement within a targeted income replacement program; and evaluating cost protocols for Deferred Retirement Option Plans.
Ken has been a principal at several of the nation's largest actuarial consulting firms including, prior to joining Cheiron, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc., simultaneously managing large client teams in several major U.S. cities. His civic activities include serving as Vice President of Pensions for the American Academy of Actuaries, President of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and Chair of the Joint Committee on the Code of Professional Conduct. He authored a recent white paper titled Disclosure Under the Code of Professional Conduct--Concepts on Professionalism.