David P. BurlageChief Financial Officer
As chief financial officer, Dave Burlage takes a leadership role in directing the financial affairs of CoBank and in the development of the bank’s overall financial position. He leads CoBank’s treasury, financial planning and analysis, capital planning, accounting, tax and reporting functions. Mr. Burlage is a member of the Management Executive Committee and chairs the bank’s Asset/Liability and Disclosure Committees. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Farm Credit System Association Captive Insurance Company.
Prior to joining CoBank, Mr. Burlage was the chief financial officer at Interlink Group, Inc., a privately owned IT professional services company in Denver, Colorado. As a key member of the executive management team, he directed all financial operations and network support functions. Earlier, Mr. Burlage was with VERIO, Inc., a subsidiary of NTT Communications; Titanium Metals Corporation; and Arthur Andersen & Co., where he began his career as an auditor. Mr. Burlage has over 32 years of financial experience.
Mr. Burlage graduated cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, receiving his bachelor’s degree in accountancy and finance. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Burlage serves on the board of advisors for University of Colorado Denver Business School and as chairman of Young Americans Center for Financial Education.