Barbara Haines-Parmele

VP and DM, National Intelligence Solutions


Barbara Haines-Parmele is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience leading large organizations and initiatives in the federal government, financial services, and management consulting sectors.

Currently, as Vice President and Division Manager of ManTech International’s National Intelligence Solutions Division, Barbara has P&L responsibility for a $200M+ business serving two major intelligence community customers. She provides strategic leadership and oversees all aspects of financial performance, business growth, customer satisfaction, and workforce management. She began her career at ManTech as a Program Manager, rising to Vice President in 2018.

Previously, Barbara served in several pivotal leadership roles managing large-scale change initiatives 

for the Federal Reserve System. As the Financial Services Group’s Central Point of Contact at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, she led the consolidation of the check processing infrastructure, impacting over 600 employees. Barbara provided best practice guidance on select Board of Governors working groups in Washington, D.C., to ensure regulatory compliance and operational excellence across all Reserve Banks.

In addition to her Federal Reserve experience, Barbara held senior consulting positions with Arthur Andersen’s Global Human Capital practice and Delta Development Group. She advised Fortune 

500 clients on strategic reorganizations, performance improvement, change management, and communications strategies. She also led complex projects for state and local government entities, delivering innovative technology solutions that increased efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Barbara began her career as a Legislative Analyst in the Pennsylvania State Senate, where she conducted policy research, analyzed legislation, and interacted with government agencies on diverse issues. 

She holds an M.Ed. in Training & Organizational Development and a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State University. Barbara earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) and completed an Executive Leadership Program at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Don’t decide ahead of time what you can’t or won’t do. When an opportunity comes your way, try it, and if it doesn’t work out, then pivot to an alternate path. Be tenacious, put everything you can into building and shaping your current role, your career and being who you want to be.

Barbara Haines-Parmele