The Standard Hires Joshua Burnett as Retirement Plan Consultant

PORTLAND, OregonJan. 6, 2017 — The Standard announced the hiring of Joshua Burnett as a retirement plan consultant for its Central Sales Region. He is based in The Standard's Kansas City retirement plans sales and service office.

Burnett has more than 10 years of experience in the financial and insurance industry, specializing in retirement plans. Prior to joining The Standard, Josh worked as a regional sales director for Mutual of Omaha where he also held previous roles as a national wholesaler and retirement new business consultant.

“Josh's background in retirement plan consulting will enhance the service and support we're able to provide to our advisors in the region,” said Rita Taylor-Rodriguez, regional sales director for The Standard's Central Sales Region. “We are thrilled to have him join our Central Sales Team.”

Josh graduated from Bellevue University with a master's degree in management and a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. He sits on the board of directors of the Omaha Society of Financial Services Professionals and holds the Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM designation, as well as Series 6 and 63 licenses.

About The Standard

The Standard is a leading provider of financial products and services, including group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and vision insurance, absence management services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries. StanCorp Equities, Inc., member FINRA, wholesales a group annuity contract issued by Standard Insurance Company and a mutual fund trust platform for retirement plans. Third-party administrative services are provided by Standard Retirement Services, Inc. Investment advisory services are provided by StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor. StanCorp Equities, Inc., Standard Insurance Company, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., are subsidiaries of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and all are Oregon corporations.


Bob Speltz, Senior Director, Public Affairs