About Us

Where Innovation Meets Integration

From conception to flawless execution, Pope International delivers solutions that exceed expectations, ensuring unparalleled success for your program.

WHY US

Due to the centuries of experience that the Pope International team has, we can offer best in class Integrated Development Solutions to our partners.

While there might be others that can offer a piece or two of the international development puzzle, due to our breadth of experience, PI is unique in its capability to meet all of a partner’s international development needs using a highly integrated approach.

With our proven capabilities and expertise, we are committed to delivering tailored solutions that address your unique challenges. Partner with us and unlock the full potential of your projects on a global scale!

CHARLES “CHUCK” POPE, FOUNDER & CEO

Charles S. “Chuck” Pope is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of his own government contracting/international development firm, Pope International LLC, which specializes in Integrated Development Solutions for its partners.

In April of 2022, he retired from USAID as a commissioned Foreign Service Officer and senior Contracting and Agreement officer after a more than 20-year distinguished federal career with postings to Russia, Afghanistan, Tanzania and India leading overseas acquisition and assistance efforts. Prior to retiring, he held a number of senior leadership positions at the Agency: Senior Regional Advisor for the Middle East, Chief of Operations in the Global Health Bureau and Deputy Assistant Administrator in the same bureau leading policy, programs, planning, innovation and systems.  

He started his career overseas in Russia as a Peace Corps volunteer attached to Moscow City Administration (Zelenograd Prefecture) working on NGO development. Afterwards, he went to work for IREX in Central Asia on the State Department’s Internet Access and Training Program. IREX would later promote Chuck to Regional Director of the Caucasus overseeing all its State Department and USAID programs in the region.

Peace Corps subsequently hired him as Administrative Officer to restart the program in Uzbekistan, which had been closed following 9/11. The program would grow to become one of the largest Peace Corps posts, with Chuck also serving a stint as Country Director.

After his tour, the Peace Corps put Chuck in charge of training new Administrative Officers for overseas assignments. During this time, he also served the Agency as the Financial and Administrative Officer of the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, the historic deployment of the Peace Corps domestically.

Prior to public service, Chuck grew up on his family’s farm in Kansas and was an accomplished athlete, winning collegiate national championships as both a player and a coach, and garnering all-American accolades at the junior college level before going on to start at Baylor University as center on the football team. He trades his time between a horse farm outside of DC that also functions as a therapeutic riding center for individuals with special needs, and his place outside Colonial Beach, which is near his family’s ancestral home of Popes Creek, VA, aka George Washington’s birthplace.

MONICA SARMIENTO-MARTINEZ, COS

Monica joined our team in 2023. She supports our CEO, Chuck Pope, in aligning our organization’s goals and objectives with our mission and vision. She also serves as a liaison between our CEO and partners. As an experienced Project Manager, Monica is assigned special projects that align with our strategic initiatives. She also supports Pope International’s internal operations and administrative functions to ensure efficiency and alignment with organizational goals.

We are delighted to have Monica on our team. Monica’s proficiency and passion for working with diverse stakeholders, including small businesses and Indigenous People organizations, have proven invaluable in managing relationships and achieving win-win outcomes.

In 2020, Monica became a social entrepreneur, partnering with organizations that share her values and mission. Since then, she has worked with diverse small businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and Indigenous People Organizations, supporting business development, professional development, capacity building, process efficiency, compliance, and risk management. Monica has also led the design and implementation of solutions in Agriculture, Education, and Gender, among other sectors, by working with Subject Matter Experts and collaborating with beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

Monica brings over 25 years of experience managing organizations and complex global projects, improving process efficiency for large multinational companies in the Telecom and IT industry. She has designed, planned, and executed solutions that have brought multimillion-dollar savings to organizations while improving efficiency. She is adaptable and has collaborated with a diverse range of subjects and stakeholders, which helped her achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Monica holds a bachelor’s in business administration, Six Sigma Green Belt, PMP (Project Management Professional), and CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certifications. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

KEITH DOTTS, CSO

Keith Dotts joined Pope International in 2024 as our Chief Strategy Officer. Bringing a wealth of experience from his role as Founder and CEO of Dotts Group, where he led the firm’s transformation into a leading service provider to the U.S. government and commercial clients. Keith has successfully executed both organic and inorganic growth strategies, elevating the company from a small consultancy to a prominent firm with numerous teaming partners. 

Prior to this, Keith held various leadership roles with PAE throughout Africa, supporting the U.S. Department of State in peacekeeping and capacity-building operations, the Department of Defense in conflict mitigation, the United Nations, UNHCR, WFP, and various non-governmental organizations. His career began with over 25 years in the U.S. Army, where he excelled in leadership and command positions. 

A graduate of Widener University, Keith also holds multiple master’s degrees in strategic leadership and military studies from Mountain State University and the U.S. Command & General Staff College. Beyond his professional achievements, he is a dedicated board advisor for several small businesses and actively supports national charitable causes focused on veterans, citizen services, health, human services, and the environment.

Keith Dotts

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Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? Do you thrive in dynamic environments where challenges drive innovation?

Join Pope International and become part of a team dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing issues facing communities worldwide. From sustainable infrastructure projects to humanitarian aid initiatives, your skills and expertise will be integral to shaping a brighter future for generations to come. Apply today and embark on a rewarding journey where your contributions truly matter.

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