• Dorene C. Dominguez

    CIT Board Member

    Dominguez joined the CIT board in February 2017 and serves as a board member for CIT Bank, N.A. She is the chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies Inc. and its subsidiaries: Vanir Construction Management Inc., which ranked #26 in revenue by Engineering News & Review, and Vanir Development Company Inc. Dominguez currently is a director on the KB Home board and is a member of its audit and finance committee.

    Dominguez is an active member of the Coca-Cola Hispanic advisory council, which advises Coca-Cola senior management on various issues related to its business operations as they impact the Hispanic community. An active community booster, Dominguez is a part of the ownership group that purchased the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in a successful effort to keep the team in California’s capital city. She thus became the first Latina to hold the distinction of NBA ownership status. Her philanthropic activities include working with and inspiring underserved elementary and high school students that aspire to attend elite universities, and she is especially committed to working with her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, in developing access for these students. She founded The Dominguez Dream, a foundation in memory of her late father, which serves elementary schools in underserved communities by empowering children to achieve their full potential in literacy and in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). She has also partnered with the Nicholas Academic Centers, which supports underserved high school students.

    Dominguez is the former chairwoman and a current member of the University of Notre Dame Latino Studies Advisory Board, which advises senior university leadership. She serves on the board of directors of the California Chamber of Commerce, and is active on the chamber’s political action committee. In recognition of her national business, philanthropic and community efforts, Dominguez was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of “The 50 Most Powerful Latinas of 2017.”

    Dominguez graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in business finance and also earned a certificate of corporate governance from the Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.