The Standard Promotes Lara Robertson to Second Vice President, Talent Management

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) has promoted Lara Robertson to second vice president of Talent Management. In her expanded role, Robertson will assume responsibility for the company’s Change Management Office, a strategic effort to increase employee agility and change readiness as the company seeks to continuously deliver increasing value to customers by exceeding their evolving needs.

Robertson joined The Standard in 2010 as a Human Resources business partner. In 2014, she was selected as director of Talent Management and was promoted to senior director of that team in 2015. Robertson has been instrumental in guiding the evolution of the company’s performance management framework, diversity and inclusion strategies, leadership and employee development programs and the maturity of the company’s workforce insights practice.

Prior to joining The Standard, Robertson held roles in human resources and business operations at Jacobs (formerly CH2M Hill), a global engineering and consulting firm.

“Lara has a proven track record at The Standard and exemplifies the characteristics we expect of great leaders,” said Susan Bruechner, vice president and chief human resources officer at The Standard. “I am pleased she is taking on an expanded role, and I’m confident in her ability to drive important initiatives while enhancing customer value and employee engagement.”

Robertson earned a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Walla Walla 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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