StanCorp Financial Group, through its subsidiaries marketed as The Standard, has opened a new retirement plans sales office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The company has appointed Steven Brenner to serve as pension consultant in the Indianapolis office. Mr Brenner will serve a territory that includes Indiana and parts of western Kentucky.

Mr Brenner has nearly 20 years of experience in the retirement plans industry. Most recently, he was vice president of retirement plan services at MFB Bank. Prior to that, he was a trust officer and worked as vice president of benefit sales for Harris Bank. He also worked as a client sales and service consultant at American United Life.

Rob Baumgarten, regional sales vice president at StanCorp Financial Group, said: The opening of the Indianapolis retirement plans sales office is a major step in expanding our presence in this part of the country. Steve’s reputation within the Indianapolis community, as well as his depth and breadth of experience within the retirement plan industry, will be a tremendous asset to brokers, financial advisors and clients.