NU Online News Service, July 27, 2004, 5:48 p.m. EDT

Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Ore., has named Brad Nantz vice president of sales and Ellen Steel vice president of operations for the employee benefits division.[@@]

Nantz, who will manage 42 sales and service offices, previously was vice president of operations.

Steel previously was vice president of benefits. She is the chair of the disability committee at the American Council of Life Insurers, Washington. She holds the Fellow, Life Office Management Institute, Associate of Life and Health Claims and Certified Professional in Disability Management professional desginations.