Natalia Dominguez Buckley has over 20 years of experience in the public finance and economic development sector in the US and Internationally.
Natalia joined Santander Bank in May 2016 as a Vice President in Commercial Lending/Business Banking for the Metro Philadelphia area. Then she became the Community Partnership Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware). Natalia promotes capital access and provides effective financial education programs to underserved communities as part of Santander, N.A.’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
Prior to Santander, Natalia was the Regional Director for the Office of International Business Development (OIBD), PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) focused on trade and investment for the Southeast Region (Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Buck counties) of PA based in the Philadelphia Governor’s Regional Office. She also worked at the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) a quasi-governmental entity as a Project Manager in the Finance Division. She managed more than 80 active multi-billion dollar projects and over $250 million of the Commonwealth “Redevelopment Assistant Capital Project” (RACP grants) for the Greater Philadelphia. In addition, she was part of the Tax Exempt Municipal Bond team issuing debt on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, Charter Schools, and Institutions as well as part of the New Market Tax Credit team.
Before PIDC, Natalia worked at the University of Pennsylvania at the Treasury Office as a Financial Analyst. She assisted the Associate Treasurer and CFO of the University in issuing and managing the University’s multi-billion dollar debt & liquidity, the cash flow and coordinated the University’s Finance and Budget, Accounting and Compliance Trustees Committee meetings and reports. Natalia holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA) and a MGA in Public Finance from the Fels Institute of Government-University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA). She also proudly serves in multiple non-profit boards such as Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of South Central PA, Finanta, a CDFI nationwide renowned micro-lending organization and Community First Fund of Lancaster PA.
In addition to her board services, Natalia is a Committee Member of the Regional Women’s Network for the MidAtlantic at Santander Bank, a newly formed Women’s Network where she assists and mentors Santander Women to develop and empower them and their allies within the communities they live, work, and serve. Natalia is a native of Argentina and currently resides in the Northwest section of the City of Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and mother.