The Standard Promotes Kathleen Quetel to Second Vice President of Risk Underwriting

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standard Insurance Company ("The Standard”) announced today that Kathleen Quetel has been promoted to second vice president of Risk Underwriting.

Quetel joined The Standard in 1992 as an associate underwriter. Her talent was quickly recognized and she moved up the ranks to national account underwriter before entering leadership in 2009. Most recently Quetel served as senior director of Risk Management.

In her new role and as part of underwriting’s senior leadership team, Quetel helps set The Standard’s risk underwriting vision and strategy and is responsible for implementing that strategy with her teams, which cover the northeast and southeast regions of the U.S.

“I’m very pleased to announce Kathleen’s promotion,” said Tom Foran, vice president of Underwriting and Product Development at The Standard. “Her passion for leadership, continuous improvement and building strong relationships with our sales and actuarial partners has been a driving force of our excellent results in sales, block growth, persistency and profit in recent years,” he said.

Quetel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Kansas State University.

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, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.


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