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The Standard Names Porter Orr Second Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Development

April 29, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Porter Orr has been named second vice president of Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Development.

In his new role, Orr is responsible for leading and administering the company’s AI strategy. Orr will partner with employees in IT as well as business and service divisions across The Standard to harness AI capabilities that deliver tangible value and productivity to the company and customers.

“Porter’s knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to grow our existing AI capabilities and find new ways to maximize this technology to enhance customer and employee experience,” said Greg Chandler, vice president of Information Technology at The Standard.

Prior to joining The Standard, Porter was head of Applied AI Products and Platforms at Unum. He also held various roles in data analytics, machine learning and AI at Mobi Systems, the U.S. Department of Defense and The Walt Disney Company.

Orr earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science and business from Pepperdine University and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

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 and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and group vision insurance, voluntary and supplemental benefits, absence management and paid family leave services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on 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, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Investment Advisers, StanCorp Real Estate, StanCorp Equities, Anthem Life Insurance Company, Anthem Life & Disability Insurance Company and Greater Georgia Life Insurance Company.


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