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The Standard Promotes Cindy Hand to Second Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy

May 30, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Cindy Hand has been promoted to second vice president, Corporate Development and Strategy.

Hand joined The Standard in 2023 as a director and finance business partner in Corporate Finance and Accounting. In her new role, Hand joins the Corporate Development team in identifying and pursuing M&A and other growth opportunities that align with corporate and business strategies.

“Cindy brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to this position,” said Jeff Hallin, vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate Development at The Standard. “Her ability to collaborate cross-functionally, manage multiple stakeholders and work in a fast-paced environment makes her an ideal fit for advancing our corporate growth initiatives.”

Prior to joining The Standard, Hand worked at KPMG for more than 10 years and completed a rotation as the chief of staff to the Global Head of Insurance where she established and implemented strategy for the global insurance practice.

Hand earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Syracuse University and is a certified public accountant.

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 and 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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