Susan Bruechner

Susan Bruechner is vice president and chief human resources officer for Standard Insurance Company. Susan leads The Standard’s Human Resources department and is responsible for aligning The Standard’s talent strategy with the company’s long-term strategic, operational and financial objectives. Susan oversees all aspects of human resources including talent management, talent acquisition, compensation, benefits and diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining The Standard in 2019, Susan was senior vice president and chief human resources officer at PeaceHealth, a non-profit healthcare system covering three states in the Pacific Northwest. Susan also spent eight years in various human resources leadership roles for Goldman Sachs’ commercial real estate division. She received her Bachelor of Arts at Texas A&M University and earned her Master of Business at Marylhurst University.
Outside of work, Susan, her partner and their 16-year-old son, Parker, spend their time enjoying the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  They love to hike, ski/snowboard, camp, golf, play tennis and partake in any other activity that helps expend the energy of their young, rambunctious Husky/Border Collie mix, Lexi.  Susan has spent many years rescuing and fostering animals, while also providing financial support to those unable to afford veterinary care for their pets.