Dorene C. Dominguez
Chairman, Vanir Group of Companies
Dorene C. Dominguez is the Chairman of the Vanir Group of Companies. Ms. Dominguez succeeded her beloved late father, H. Frank Dominguez, overseeing 15 offices throughout the United States. The Vanir companies employ a growing staff of more than 300 talented executives, architects, engineers, construction managers, developers, contractors and support staff.
The Vanir Companies including Vanir Development Company, Inc., Vanir Construction Management, Inc. and Vanir Construction Company, Inc. have successfully completed over $8.5 billion in real estate developments, design-build lease, and construction services. Vanir Construction Management has been consistently ranked by Engineering News Record Magazine as one of the top construction managment firms in the nation. Ms. Dominguez also created Vanir Financial Services, which owns Vanir Securities, and recently launched Vanir Energy, LLC, a green initiative specializing in solar thermal energy. Vanir Energy is known for the largest solar thermal energy facility in the world and is located in North Carolina.
Currently an active member of various community improvement projects, boards and commissions, Ms. Dominguez was appointed by past President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the Commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of the American Latino. She is a member of the American River Bank Board of Directors, member of the Young Presidents Organization, member of the Latino Studies Board of Notre Dame University in South Bend Indiana, New America Alliance and the National Council of La Raza. She has previously served as a member of the Los Angeles Planning Commission, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, California State Board of Geology and Geophysics, and Governor Appointee of the California State Medical Board.
Ms. Dominguez graduated Notre Dame University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance. Most recently, she earned a Certificate for Corporate Governance from the Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Stanford.