Dorene Dominguez

Dorene Dominguez

Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc., Aspen Institute Latinos and Society

Dorene Dominguez is the Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries Vanir Construction Management, Inc. and Vanir Development Company, Inc.  The Vanir companies are national leaders in program, project and construction management and real estate development. She oversees 17 offices throughout the United States and employs a growing staff of 400 talented executives.

Ms. Dominguez serves as a Trustee of the University of Notre Dame, a public corporate director of kb Home as well as CIT Group and CIT Bank NA, and is also an active member of the Coca-Cola Hispanic Advisory Council composed of distinguished national leaders in the Latino community. In addition, she became the first Latina to become a Governor of the NBA Sacramento Kings, and is on Governor Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Economic Recovery addressing COVID-19.

Ms. Dominguez founded The Dominguez Dream in memory of her father (H. Frank Dominguez), which empowers children in underserved communities to achieve in Literacy and S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and has been listed by ALPFA has ranked Ms. Dominguez as one of  their Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas for 2020.

Ms. Dominguez graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Finance and holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from Harvard University.