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Greg Ness, MBA '87
Greg Ness, MBA '87

Recipient of the 2015 Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement

Greg Ness, MBA ’87, leads Standard Insurance Company (“The Standard”), an Oregon-based corporation founded in 1906. Ness joined The Standard in 1979, built a successful career in the financial services industry, and since 2011 has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Even after three decades in corporate management, Ness says his most valuable professional move was returning to school and earning an MBA at PSU. In the community, Ness serves on the boards of the Armory Theater Fund, Greater Portland, Inc., Grow Oregon, OHSU Foundation and the Oregon Business Council.

Greg and Terry, his wife, have been generous supporters of PSU’s School of Business Administration for more than 20 years.


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