Werkman will develop and lead a team of dedicated tax professionals who work with the company’s financial reporting and operations personnel to achieve efficiencies in The Standard’s tax compliance, planning and information reporting requirements
PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Gary Werkman has been hired as assistant vice president of Corporate Tax.
Werkman joins The Standard after more than 22 years of corporate tax experience with Transamerica, most recently as senior director of Tax. Previously, he managed statutory tax accounting for Transamerica’s largest life insurance company.
“I am pleased to add an individual with Gary’s experience and expertise to lead our Corporate Tax team,” said Rob Erickson, vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer at The Standard. “Gary’s innovative approach to tax operations as well as his leadership experience and extensive knowledge of insurance taxation will be valuable assets in building on an already talented corporate tax team.”
Werkman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
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 www.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, Inc., StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.