The Standard Names AJ Ijaz Vice President of Retirement Plan Services

PORTLAND, OregonJuly 6, 2017 — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that AJ Ijaz has been named vice president of Retirement Plan Services.

In his new role, Ijaz leads the teams responsible for the service, operations and administration of the Retirement Plans division for The Standard.

Ijaz's career includes nearly 20 years of senior leadership experience in financial services at Allstate. Most recently, he was vice president of Life and Retirement Agency Operations at Allstate where he successfully developed an accredited financial services education program and reduced financial specialist turnover. Prior to that, he was vice president for Allstate Financial National Sales and assistant vice president of Allstate Financial Customer Service.

“AJ is a versatile executive leader and operations transformation specialist with over 30 years of experience improving business processes and customer service, developing exceptional teams and leaders and increasing cross-organizational collaboration and performance,” said Scott Hibbs, vice president and chief investment officer at The Standard. “We're delighted to have him leading our Retirement Plans team.”

Ijaz earned a bachelor's degree in finance and insurance from Radford University in Virginia and a Master of Business Administration with honors from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.

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: 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.


Bob Speltz, Senior Director, Public Affairs