Leadership

Masood Mesbah, PhD, PE

With nearly 40 years of extensive construction and engineering experience, Mr. Mesbah has a proven track record of transforming and growing programs and achieving client and company goals in highly challenging and complex environments.

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Melinda Guzman

Melinda Guzman serves as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel of the Vanir Group of companies. A nationally-acclaimed litigator with more than 30 years of legal expertise and mastery, Ms. Guzman is licensed to practice law in both California and Washington, D.C. She possesses expertise in all legal aspects of construction, finance, governance, employment, higher education […]

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Esmeralda Peña

Esmeralda Peña oversees Vanir’s overall planning, management, and direction of human resources functions. As Vanir’s Director of Human Resources, Ms. Peña brings over 15 years of experience in human resources operations. She is responsible for developing and maintaining company policies and procedures, payroll and companywide benefits, talent acquisition, and employee development and recognition programs. She […]

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Pamela Sammons, JD

With more than 30 years of experience in the construction management industry, Ms. Sammons serves as Vice President of Administration, in charge of establishing general administrative systems and procedures to support corporate objectives. Her primary areas of responsibility include purchasing, training, contract review and administration. In addition to developing contracts for professional consultant services, Ms. […]

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Steve Whitehead, PE, CCM

Steven Whitehead, PE, is the President of Vanir Construction Management, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for setting policies and strategic direction for the company in nine geographic regions across the United States. It is his responsibility to ensure the company meets its business objectives and follows its mission, policies, and procedures. Mr. Whitehead […]

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Dorene C. Dominguez

Dorene Dominguez is the Chairwoman and CEO of Vanir Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries Vanir Construction Management, Inc. and Vanir Development Company, Inc.  Vanir has delivered over $23 billion worth of projects from its inception.  The Vanir companies are national leaders in program, project and construction management and real estate development.   Vanir employs […]

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