Leadership

Executive Bios

J. Greg Ness

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company

Greg Ness is chairman, president and chief executive officer of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company. From July 2009 through November 2011, he served as president and chief executive officer and was elected chairman of the board in December 2011. He previously served as president and chief operating officer from September 2008 until June 2009.

Ness joined Standard Insurance Company in 1979 and has held a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities, including senior vice president of the Insurance Services Group, senior vice president of the Employee Benefits division, senior vice president of investments and president of StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC and StanCorp Investment Advisers, vice president and corporate secretary, and vice president of Retirement Plans Sales and Marketing.

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Washington State University, has earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Portland State University and holds the Leadership Institute Fellow designation from the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association (LIMRA).

Ness serves on the board of directors of Greater Portland, Inc., Oregon Business Council and the Oregon Health & Science University Foundation. He is chair of the Armory Theater Fund board of directors, Trustee Emeritus and past chair of the Portland Center Stage board of directors, and a member of the SOLV Founder's Circle.


Floyd Chadee

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company

Floyd Chadee was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company in April 2008. He is responsible for corporate finance, corporate actuarial, tax, treasury and investor relations.

He formerly served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Assurant Employee Benefits. Prior to that he was vice president and controller at Aetna Canada and an actuary at Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company.

A graduate of Stanford University, Chadee earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research and is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries.


Dan McMillan

Vice President, Employee Benefits
Standard Insurance Company

Dan McMillan is vice president, Employee Benefits, for Standard Insurance Company. McMillan has responsibility for all aspects of our group insurance business, including all claims services, customer support, premium administration, shared services, sales, actuarial, underwriting, legal and The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York; he also has responsibility for the enterprise contact center and producer services functions. 

McMillan joined The Standard in 1989 and has held a succession of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, as well as spearheading large-scale business, technology and efficiency initiatives for the Insurance Services Group.

McMillan is a graduate of Linfield College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Mathematics. He holds an Associate Life & Health Claims designation from the International Claim Association.

McMillan is board president for Lines for Life and is a past member of the board of directors of the Portland Children's Museum. He is currently board chair for the Council for Disability Awareness and also serves on the Group Insurance Executive Council of the America Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).


Scott Hibbs

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Standard Insurance Company

Scott Hibbs is vice president and chief investment officer for Standard Insurance Company. Hibbs has responsibility for the company's investment management division, which includes StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Real Estate, the fixed income unit and the company's Retirement Plan and Individual Annuities businesses. Scott joined The Standard in 2000 as assistant vice president of Investor Relations and Financial Planning. He has also held numerous senior positions in the Asset Management and Insurance Services groups of The Standard.

Before joining The Standard, Hibbs was director of Investor Relations and Financial Reporting at Flir Systems and director of Investor Relations at PacifiCorp. Hibbs was also a senior accountant at Deloitte.

He is a graduate of Oregon State University where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Hibbs is a member of the board of directors of Associated Oregon Industries and the Portland State University Foundation.


David O'Brien

Senior Vice President, Information Technology
Standard Insurance Company

David M. O'Brien is the senior vice president of Information Technology. He is responsible for developing and leading the company's information technology strategy to enable the company's business goals. His responsibilities include business systems development and maintenance, program and project management, enterprise architecture and infrastructure. O'Brien joined The Standard in May 2004 as vice president of Information Technology and in June 2006 was promoted to senior vice president.

Before joining The Standard, O'Brien served as chief information officer for FEI Company. Prior to that he worked for Credence Systems Corporation, where he held a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities, including senior vice president and chief information officer, senior vice president of marketing and senior vice president of engineering. He was a member of the team that helped Credence grow from $1 million to $600 million in revenue.

O'Brien is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a master's degree in applied physics from Stanford University. He is a member of the Portland Opera board of directors.


Katherine Durham

Vice President, Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing and Communications
Standard Insurance Company

Katherine Durham is vice president, Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing & Communications for Standard Insurance Company. Durham is responsible for all aspects of the Individual Disability Insurance business. She wears a second hat as the head of Corporate Marketing and Communications. In this role she oversees the development and execution of marketing strategy for all business units as well as internal employee communications. She joined The Standard in 2010.

Durham's experience includes 20 years as a leader in a variety of positions in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining The Standard, she was vice president of Marketing for HP's Imaging and Printing Group for the Americas. During nearly a decade at HP, she moved into roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of marketing functions including strategy, communications and insights for consumer, small business and enterprise customers. Prior to HP, Katherine was the vice president of marketing for two technology start-ups and was the general manager of an interactive unit of Mattel.

Durham earned her bachelor's degree in communications studies from the University of Portland. After graduating, she served in the Peace Corps. Katherine is a member of the board of directors for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and a former board member for the Children's Cancer Association, the Oregon Entrepreneur's Network and Marketing to Moms Coalition.


John Hooper

Vice President, Human Resources
Standard Insurance Company

John Hooper is the vice president of Human Resources for Standard Insurance Company.

Prior to joining The Standard in 2014, he was the senior vice president of Human Resources & Shared Services at Weyerhaeuser Company since 2008. Before that, he was vice president of Human Resources Operations from 2006 to 2008. Prior to working with Weyerhaeuser, John founded People Management Resources, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on leadership effectiveness, people strategy and HR best practices. He also held leadership positions at Eaton Corporation and Tektronix.

John obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Business from Northern Illinois University.

John has served on several nonprofit boards, including Catlin Gabel School, Executive Development Institute (EDI) and the Willamette University MBA Advisory Board.