Romney Institute Alumni Board

Doral Vance, MPA 1980

Doral Vance, MPA 1980

Membership Information:

Current Position: Class Rep
Member Since: 2017


Job Title: Criminal Investigation Unit Manager
Company: Utah State Tax Commission
Location: Utah, United States


  • Road biking
  • Reading
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Doral manages the Utah State Tax Commission’s Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU). CIU ensures public confidence in Utah’s tax system by investigating possible Utah Tax Code criminal violations. Doral’s team has conducted over 145 criminal investigations and collected nearly $1.5 million in court-ordered restitution and back taxes.

He has focused on integrating skills of law enforcement investigators and investigators with audit experience, developing procedures, establishing criteria for conducting investigations, and increasing taxpayer compliance by coordinating with other Commission divisions.

From 1986 to 2012, Doral served as the Commission’s Internal Audit Director. He also worked as Quality Assurance Manager for the Motor Vehicle Division computer system, and Operations Division Deputy Director. His career began in 1980 with the Utah Legislative Auditor General’s Office as a performance auditor/supervisor.

Doral helped found the Utah Government Auditors Association, a professional training organization. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and served as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Utah Chapter President.

He enjoys community service. He chaired the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake County Regional Service Area, a taxpayer-funded recreation center. He also served on the Board of the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation, the organization managing Utah’s Olympic venues.

Doral served a mission in Indonesia. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from BYU in 1978 and earned his MPA from the Romney Institute in 1980. He lives in Riverton, Utah with his wife, Kerry. They have three children and five grandchildren. He enjoys road biking, reading, and attending his grandchildren's events.