PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Michelle Hughes has joined the company as assistant vice president of Supplier Management and Governance.
In her new role, Hughes will lead the company’s procurement, supplier governance and business process outsourcing teams. She is responsible for ensuring a strong supplier base is in place to support The Standard’s procurement of products, professional services, software, hardware and outsourced services.
Prior to joining The Standard, Hughes was at USAA where she served in various leadership and procurement roles across the company for 15 years. Most recently she was assistant vice president of Supplier Management, where she was responsible for a team focused on the end-to-end facilitation of the procurement process. Her procurement career began in the U.S. Air Force where she was a contracting specialist.
“Michelle brings years of deep experience and the skills necessary to excel in this role,” said Greg Chandler, vice president of Information Technology. “We’re excited to welcome her to our team.”
Hughes earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
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 standard.com 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.