Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

James W. Fulmer, Vice Chairman

James W. Fulmer served as President of the Company from 2000 through 2006, and has served as a Director of the Company since 2000, and Vice Chairman of the Company since January 1, 2007. He serves as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tompkins Bank of Castile, and has served in such capacity since 1988.  Mr. Fulmer also serves as: a Director of Tompkins Mahopac Bank and Tompkins VIST Bank; Chairman and Director of Tompkins Insurance Agencies; and Director of TFA Management, Inc.  He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Letchworth Independent Bancshares Corporation from 1991 until its merger with the Company in 1999.  In 2006, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, effective January 2007.  Mr. Fulmer is a past president of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State, and he also actively serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Erie and Niagara Insurance Association of Williamsville, the Cherry Valley Cooperative Insurance Company of Williamsville, the United Memorial Medical Center, and WXXI Public Broadcasting Council. We believe Mr. Fulmer’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his thirty-eight years of experience in the banking industry, including service as our Vice Chairman and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tompkins Bank of Castile. Mr. Fulmer is also actively involved with the prominent Western New York community organizations described above.