About Ed Barker
Ed Barker’s passion for growing his partner’s profitability and productivity drives his decisions every day. He brings more than 30 years of industry experience in strategic vision and leadership to the Bank as a vice president and mortgage relationship manager. A native of the Chicago area, Ed completed studies at the University of California, Indiana University and Florida State University. He began his career as a compliance examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Afterwards, he moved on to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). His desire to embody a “proactive consultant for efficiency” led him to spend more than 15 years with Fannie Mae™, where he excelled as a subject matter expert on profitability and enhanced customer relationships.
Vision and focus is a theme outside of work, too. From hiking more than 50 National Forests to scaling the Grand Canyon to biking a volcano in Hawaii, Ed’s zest for adventure is strong. He also travels the U.S. as a volunteer builder and promoter for safe playgrounds. This decades-long volunteer effort garnered him a George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award.
“Every day I partner with our members to expand their business and increase opportunities for their borrowers. My territory stretches from Guam to the Pacific Northwest and the Ozarks of Missouri. For our readers who are not calculating, that is more than 7,290 miles!”