The Standard Names Nathan McKinstry Assistant Vice President of IT Architecture and Engineering

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Nathan McKinstry has been named assistant vice president of IT Architecture and Engineering.

In his new role, McKinstry will lead the organization responsible for establishing technology standards and roadmaps that enable business strategies. Additionally, his responsibilities include defining processes that provide effective governance and standards and offer consultative guidance while also effectively managing cost with capabilities.

Most recently, McKinstry was senior director in IT Solutions Delivery, leading the Employee Benefits application development teams and serving as a key partner in developing the company’s Employee Benefits strategy and associated technology roadmaps. Prior to this role, McKinstry led the Core Engineering organization and was a director of Enterprise and Business Architecture.

Prior to joining The Standard in 2006, he was a managing consultant and senior IT architect at IBM.

“I’m pleased have to Nathan join our senior management team in IT,” said Greg Chandler, vice president of Information Technology at The Standard. “His experience in enabling business strategies at The Standard and deep IT expertise will bring tremendous value to our organization.”

McKinstry received a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Washington and is a certified IBM consultant.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.



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