New Business & Economic Development Director Joins Team

On Monday, March 4, Sandoval County officially welcomed Dora Dominguez to the leadership team, to fill the recently vacated Business and Economic Development Director position.

“We are so excited to have Dora join our team and lead the County to growth through economic development,” said Sandoval County Manager Dianne Maes. “We look forward to seeing her continue the work of our previous Business and Economic Development Director and to also expand on that work.”

Prior to joining Sandoval County, Dominguez held the Senior Economic Developer position for the City of Albuquerque. Before working for the City of Albuquerque, she served as the Director of Office of Business Advocacy for the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department.

Dominguez also served as a Community, Business, and Rural Development Representative for New Mexico Economic Development Department, where she staffed state initiatives for Region 7 which includes; Dona Ana, Lincoln, Otero and Sierra Counties and for Region 6 which included; Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea and Roosevelt Counties.

In addition, Dominguez is a past President/CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, and is also the former Project Director for the Rural Economic Development Through Tourism Project, which was a rural tourism development initiative for Southern New Mexico.

“Dora’s experience with chamber management, rural economies, community/economic development and resource development, lends itself so well to our diverse county as we have an expansive rural area as well as our urban centers,” Maes said.

Dominguez earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication: Journalism and Political Science, from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She also holds state certification from the University of New Mexico as court mediator and has completed the IEDC course of study for economic development professionals.