The Standard Promotes Maria Gonzalez to Vice President of Retirement Plans Services

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Maria Gonzalez has been promoted to vice president of Retirement Plans Services.

Prior to joining the Standard in 2003, Maria worked in investment banking for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. At The Standard, Gonzalez has held leadership roles in Corporate Finance, Individual Annuities, Marketing and Employee Benefits. She joined the Retirement Plans division in 2010 and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2014. She was instrumental in transforming the Plan Services division in 2017. In her new role, Gonzalez will be responsible for all service and operation functions for the Retirement Plans division and will continue to serve on the board of Stancorp Investment Advisers.

“Maria has built a reputation as a thoughtful, capable and versatile leader,” said A.J. Ijaz, vice president for Retirement Plans at The Standard. “She has also led the successful deployment of Lean across her organization driving greater customer focus, better problem solving and improved efficiencies. We are excited to have her leadership guiding our service and operations teams.”

Gonzalez received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of businesses dedicated to helping our customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial products and services for groups 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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