Media Resources

Story Ideas

See our Story Ideas to learn about The Standard's insights and perspectives on topics such as return to work/stay at work, compliance, retirement readiness, paycheck protection and annuities.

 

Media Inquires

The Standard’s public relations professionals assist the media by facilitating interviews with executives and experts, providing background information and serving as company spokespeople.

Media Relations Contacts

Please direct all media inquiries to one of the following public relations professionals:

 

General Media
Bob Speltz, Senior Director, Community Relations
P: 971.321.3162
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  • Media Relations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Enterprise Services
  • Human Resources / Talent
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Community Involvement
  • The Standard Charitable Foundation
  • Sustainability

 

National and Trade Media
Kayla Golden, PR Account Supervisor, Grady Britton
P: 503.972.8809
kaylag@gradybritton.com

  • Group Employee Benefits
  • Group Life or Group Short Term / Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Workplace Possibilities
  • Individual Disability Insurance
  • Group Dental
  • Group Vision
  • Absence Management
  • Retirement Plans Services
  • Individual Annuities
Biographies

See Executive Leadership

 

Expert Biographies

Annuities

Rich Lane
Vice President Individual Annuities Sales and Marketing

Individual Disability Insurance

Adam Aschoff
Regional Director – GSI, Individual Disability Insurance

Chris Coy
Regional Director, Individual Disability Insurance

Jill Frohardt
Second Vice President of Individual Disability Insurance Sales

Patricia Lynch
Regional Director, Individual Disability Insurance

James Poland
Regional Director, Individual Disability Insurance

Sue Schweitzer
Second Vice President Individual Disability Insurance Underwriting and Operations

Patrick Sheehan
Regional Director – GSI, Individual Disability Insurance

Corporate and Community Involvement

Robyn Shuey
Program Officer of The Standard Charitable Foundation and Program Manager of Community Relations

Bob Speltz
Executive Director of The Standard Charitable Foundation and Senior Director of Community Relations

Employee Benefits

Tom Foran
Vice President of Underwriting and Product Development

Jennifer Gassaway
Product Manager, Life Insurance

Dan Jolivet
Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant

Brian Kost
Senior Director of the Workplace Possibilities

Todd Meier
Workplace Possibilities Program Coordinator

Melissa Oliver-Janiak
Human Resources Director of Benefits

Jung Ryu
National Accounts Practice Leader

Jeff Smith
Workplace Possibilities Practice Consultant

Kate Wilkinson
Senior Director and Assistant Counsel

Retirement Planning

Kent Bartell
Director of Investment Research

Rob Baumgarten
Vice President of Retirement Plan Sales

 

Assets

The brandmark and signature are available for digital or print. Using the blue version is always preferred.

Digital

Brandmark Blue Use for files that will be accessed digitally, including websites, email, digital presentations or other digital media.

 

Print

Brandmark Blue Use for items that will be printed in color, including printed presentations, documents, brochures, flyers, giveaways, banners, signs or promotional items.
Brandmark Black Use for items that will be printed in black and white, including printed presentations, documents, brochures, flyers, giveaways, banners, signs or promotional items.

 

The signature should appear on corporate identification materials such as corporate stationery and forms. Using the blue version is always preferred. You may use the signature on promotional items that are too small for the brandmark. You may also reverse the signature if a dark background is unavoidable (such as a giveaway).

Corporate Stationery & Forms

Signature Blue Use for corporate stationery and forms and small giveaways that will be printed in color.
Signature Black Use for corporate stationery and forms and small giveaways that will be printed in black and white.
Signature Reversed Use for corporate stationery and forms and small giveaways that will be printed in reverse.