Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

John E. Alexander

John E. Alexander has served as a Director of the Company since 1995 and as a Director of Tompkins Trust Company since 1993. Mr. Alexander was a principal shareholder and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The CBORD Group, Inc. ("CBORD"), a computer software company which Mr. Alexander founded in 1975, until July 1, 2004. Mr. Alexander served as Chairman of the Board of CBORD through February 2008. Prior to CBORD, Mr. Alexander was a Vice President in the Money Market Division of Bankers Trust Company. He currently serves on the board of the United Way of Tompkins County and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, as well as serving as a Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University.  We believe Mr. Alexander's qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his executive leadership and management experience, as well as the financial expertise he has brought to bear during nearly two decades of board service with our organization. Mr. Alexander has a long track record of community involvement in the Ithaca area, including the aforementioned service on the board of the United Way of Tompkins County and as Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University.