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Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson profile
Chief Executive Officer & President

Barbara is the Chief Executive Officer and President of RailUSA, LLC.

Barbara provides strategic leadership for the business and is responsible for implementing long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

Prior to joining RailUSA in 2019, Barbara was the President of Wells Fargo Rail, the rail equipment operating leasing subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank which owns and leases over 175,000 railcars and 1,400 locomotives. While at Wells Fargo Rail, she led the growth of that business 3x, to the largest rail equipment lessor in North America, through the acquisition of three industry competitors.

Barbara is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Northwestern University Transportation Center. She began her career at the Bank of Boston in the Transportation Lending Group and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College. Barbara has also been an active Board Member on several non-profit boards over the past decade.