Dorene C. Dominguez is the Chairman, President & CEO of the Vanir Group of Companies. Ms. Dominguez succeeded her beloved late father, H. Frank Dominguez in 2004, and now oversees 18 offices throughout the United States, Dubai and Saudi Arabia. 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 $10 billion in real estate developments, design-build lease, and construction services. An industry leader, Vanir is the leading provider of education facilities (K-12) in the State of California and is ranked number 33 in Engineering News Record for Program Management. In 2008, Ms. Dominguez launched Vanir Energy, LLC, a green initiative specializing in solar energy. In 2004, Ms. Dominguez founded The Vanir Foundation, an organization that partners with elementary schools in selected Vanir service areas to bring innovative programs to children in underserved communities.
An active member of various community improvement projects, boards and commissions, Ms. Dominguez currently serves as Chairman of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a member of the Advisory Council of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California, and on the boards of New American Alliance, PRIDE Industries and the SUCCEED Academy, a private Catholic school. Additionally, she is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and has previously served as a member of the boards of directors of the American River Bank, the National Council of La Raza, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and Hispanas Organized for Political Equality. (“HOPE”) Moreover, she has held public service appointments on the Los Angeles Planning Commission, the California State Board of Geology and Geophysics, and as the Governor’s Appointee to the California State Medical Board.
Ms. Dominguez graduated from the University of Notre Dame and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Finance.