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2020 Legacy of Leadership
The Legacy of Leadership Awards celebrate women, companies, and one man who lead the way through civic, business and service achievement, while advancing and supporting women leaders.
Chairwoman and CEO, Vanir Group of Companies
Dorene Dominguez is the Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries Vanir Construction Management, Inc., ranked #24 in the nation by Engineering News-Record, and Vanir Development Company, Inc. The Vanir companies (www.vanir.com) are national leaders in program, project and, construction management and real estate development. Vanir employs a growing staff of more than 400 talented executives, architects, engineers, construction managers, developers, contractors, and support staff across 17 regional offices located in major U.S. cities.
Ms. Dominguez serves or has served on various corporate boards of publicly traded companies. Currently,she is a director on the CIT Group and CIT Bank NA boards (www.cit.com), and the KB Home board (www.kbhome.com), and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee for each company. She is also an active member of the Coca-Cola Hispanic Advisory Council (www.coca-colacompany.com). Composed of distinguished national leaders in the Latino community, the Council advises Coca-Cola senior management on various issues related to its business operations as they impact the Hispanic community. In addition, she became the first Latina to become a governor of the NBA Sacramento Kings (www.nba.com/kings/), and an investor in the Sacramento Republic FC (www.sacrepublicfc.com).
Founder and CEO, Athena Alliance
Coco is a CEO and board member, actively leading Silicon Valley based professional services and tech companies since 1997. In 2016 Coco founded Athena Alliance, a digital platform for learning and agency for the top business women striving for the c-suite and the boardroom. Since founding, Athena has helped over 300 boards, and brought over 400 board interviews to women, supporting over 60 board matches. In 2019 Coco joined the board of ArcherPoint to which she brings her expertise in scaling and diversifying professional services, and from which she is learning a tremendous about holacracy and how to run an ESOP based company.
Prior to her current roles, from 2002 to 2012 Coco was President and COO of
Taos, a leader in IT professional and managed services servicing hundreds of
F1000 and top tier private growth companies nationally. She was also on the
board of Taos for 12 years, leading the company through massive economic cycles
and business model evolution and growth.