OCF Elects Bill Berg, Su Embree and Patrick Reiten to Board of Directors

5/4/2017 Press Release

Portland residents Bill Berg, Su Embree and Patrick Reiten have been elected to serve four-year terms on the board of directors of The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). Their terms began on May 4.

Bill Berg is the founder and president of Sigma Investment Management Company, a Portland-based wealth management company. Prior to founding Sigma, he practiced corporate and securities law with Stoel Rives and created the research department for a local venture investment banking firm. Berg earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Stanford University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He has served on OCF’s investment committee since 2004 and has been committee chair since 2012. Berg is also a trustee, secretary and vice chair of the OHSU Foundation. Additionally, he is a board member for St. Mary’s Academy in Portland.

Su Embree is president of DHM Research, an opinion research firm based in Portland, with offices in Seattle and Washington, DC. She dedicates her time to understanding the values and beliefs of people on issues like transportation, public health and education. Embree graduated from the University of Tennessee with degrees in marketing and psychology. She serves on the OCF Development and Marketing Committee and is also president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Portland. Additionally, Embree serves as a board member of OMSI and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and Greater Portland 2020.

Patrick Reiten is senior vice president of government relations at Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a position he has held since January 2017. Prior to his current role, he was president and chief executive officer of PacifiCorp Transmission. Reiten served as an aide to U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield and also served as an official in several different capacities at the U.S. Department of Interior, including deputy director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in economics from the University of Washington and completed executive training at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

“OCF is enthusiastic about these three engaged and passionate community leaders joining the board of directors,” said OCF President and CEO Max Williams. “We value their commitments to the communities they work and live in and know they will help us with the important work OCF does to serve communities around the state.”

The OCF board of directors provides effective governance and leadership to the Foundation and has the responsibility to ensure the endowment is managed in an efficient, thoughtful way.