Katherine Durham is vice president, Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Marketing & Communications, for Standard Insurance Company. Durham is responsible for all aspects of the Individual Disability Insurance business. She wears a second hat as the head of Corporate Marketing and Communications. In this role she oversees the development and execution of marketing strategy for all business units as well as internal employee communications. She joined The Standard in 2010.
Durham’s experience includes 20 years as a leader in a variety of positions in both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Before joining The Standard, she was Vice President of Marketing for HP's Imaging and Printing Group for the Americas. During nearly a decade at HP, she moved into roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of marketing functions including strategy, communications and insights for consumer, small business and enterprise customers. Prior to HP, Katherine was the vice president of marketing for two technology start-ups, and was the general manager of an interactive unit of Mattel.
Durham earned her bachelor's degree in communications studies from the University of Portland. After graduating she served in the Peace Corps. Katherine is a member of the board of directors for the Regional Arts and Culture Council and a former board member for the Children’s Cancer Association, the Oregon Entrepreneur’s Network and Marketing to Moms Coalition.