The Standard Promotes Cristi Dayton to Second Vice President of Retirement Plans Strategy and Business Improvement – Business Wire

PORTLAND, Ore.–()–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Cristi Dayton has been promoted to second vice president of Retirement Plans Strategy and Business Improvement.

In her new role, Dayton is responsible for the business improvement functions in Retirement Plans including project management, systems support, Lean and learning and development.

Dayton joined The Standard in 1991, beginning her 30-year career in Employee Benefits as a premium processor. She also held positions as a disability claims analyst, National Accounts claims consultant and later a leadership role in Long Term Disability claims. Dayton then shifted her focus to technology and project management as senior director of Information Technology Solutions and later as leader of the Retirement Plans program management office.

“Cristi’s promotion is an acknowledgment of just how critical her leadership and technology experience has been in the planning and execution of our strategic vision and reinvention work,” said A J Ijaz, vice president of the Asset Management Group at The Standard. “I’m excited for what’s ahead as we continue to focus on new technologies, capabilities, products and services that support our growth strategy and customers’ needs.”

Dayton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon, and a Master of Science in program management from City University of Seattle.

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, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or 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, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.