Senior Vice President of Power Supply and Operations, and Resource Strategy
As Senior Vice President of Power Supply and Operations, and Resource Strategy, Maria Pope oversees PGE's energy supply portfolio; operations, including wholesale power, fuels, marketing, trading and long-term resource strategy; and generation facilities.
Pope joined PGE in 2009 as Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, overseeing all financial areas, risk management, rates and regulatory affairs, property and facilities. She also served on PGE’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2008.
Prior to joining PGE, Pope was Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Graphics, Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT), a publicly traded software company. She also served in senior operating and finance positions within the forest products industry and international consumer products, overseeing sales, supply chain, plant operations, information technology, finance, human resources and legal affairs. Pope began her career with Morgan Stanley working on mergers and acquisitions in New York and Tokyo.
Pope serves on several U.S. and Canadian corporate boards. She chairs the compensation committee and was the lead director and prior chair of the governance and audit committees of Premera BlueCross, an insurance company managing premiums totaling $6 billion. She chairs the audit committee of TimberWest Forest Corp., the largest private land owner in Western Canada and was a member of the special committee to sell the company in 2011. In 2010, Pope was appointed by Oregon’s Governor to the Governing Board of Oregon Health Sciences University, the state’s only health and research university and its largest employer.
Pope is a past chair of the Canadian Council of Forest Industries and the Oregon Symphony. She is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, where she is a member of the Board of Advisors. She has three children and is married to Peter Beatty, a physician.