NAA Founding Member
Chairwomen of the Board
Vanir Group of Companies
Dorene C. Dominguez is the Chairman & CEO of the Vanir Group of Companies. Ms. Dominguez succeeded her beloved late father, H. Frank Dominguez in 2004, and now oversees 15 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 29 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 in Memory of H. Frank Dominguez, 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 Member and former Chair of the Advisory Council 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 the Smithsonian Latino Center, and PRIDE Industries. Additionally, she is a member of the World Presidents Organization, and has previously served on the board of directors for American River Bank, the National
Council of La Raza, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, (“HOPE”), and over 10 years with New American Alliance. 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 is the first Latina owner of a National Basketball Team, the Sacramento Kings. Ms. Dominguez graduated from the University of Notre Dame and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance.