Dolores Castellano King

Dolores Castellano King is the former CEO and Owner of William J. Hirten Company, one of the largest religious products and church goods suppliers in the world. She entered the family business in 1971 and through her finance and business experience, quadrupled its sales. She was the principal and sole owner of Hirten before selling it in 2008.

 King began her career in data processing at Mutual of New York, where she was hired after graduating with a BA in Economics from The College of New Rochelle in 1961.  She later went to work at IBM, then became a stockbroker at several large firms, including McDonald & Co., and Bruns Nordenman, where she was vice president in charge of sales, before joining the Hirten Company started by her father.

A committed alumna, she was an honoree at CNR’s 2012 Trustee Gala, King helped to establish the College’s Golf and Tennis Outing and has served on the CNR Campaign Steering Committee and the Corporate Foundation committee. In addition to her CNR involvement, King has chaired various committees for trade organizations, and on a personal level, remains active in her community, serving as president of both Lords Valley Country Club and her co-op, Connaught Tower Corporation.  King currently resides in New York City.