Eileen Baines


As CoBanks Chief Information Officer (CIO), Eileen Baines manages the Information Technology Organization for the bank. In this role, Baines is responsible for IT application development and support, system architecture, middleware, database management, and IT infrastructure and operations. Baines is a member of CoBank’s Senior Leadership Team. Baines has 20 years of experience within the Financial Services Industry. Prior to joining CoBank in 2017, Baines was Vice President (VP) of Corporate Systems, Global Operations and Technology at Western Union. Previously, Baines held Senior-Level leadership positions at both Janus Capital Group, where she managed the portfolio of investment technology applications and business intelligence, and JP Morgan, where she led internal and customer-facing technology transformation initiatives for the banks worldwide securities services business. Earlier in Baines’ career, she worked at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) and Fannie Mae. Baines earned her Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.