The Standard Appoints New Retirement Plan Consultant

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StanCorp Equities, Inc. (“The Standard”), a subsidiary of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., announces the appointment of a new retirement plan consultant for its South Sales Region.

Brandon Budd will support advisors in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. He will be based in The Standard’s Kansas City and St. Louis offices. Budd has worked in the retirement plan services industry for more than five years. Most recently he was an internal wholesaler at American Century Investments, where he was named a “Rising Star” in 2013. Prior to his role at American Century, Budd worked on the sales teams for The Hartford and American Financial Management. Budd graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

“Brandon will really enhance the support we’re able to provide to our advisor partners in the region. He will be working with advisors to grow their businesses and to create customized retirement plan solutions for their plan sponsor clients,” said Rita Taylor-Rodriguez, regional sales director for The Standard’s South Sales Region. “We are excited about the energy and experience that Brandon brings to The Standard.”

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, individual annuities and investment advice. 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.

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