Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

Paul J. Battaglia, CPA

Paul J. Battaglia has served as a Director of the Company since 2010 and was a Director of TFA Management, Inc. f/k/a AM&M Financial Services, Inc. from April-December 2010.  He has served as a Director for Tompkins Bank of Castile since January 2011.  He became Chairman of the Audit Committee in May 2011.  Mr. Battaglia is a Managing Director of Freed Maxick & Battaglia, P.C., a 285-person public accounting firm headquartered in Western New York. As a Managing Director, Mr. Battaglia consults on various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, design and implementation of financing plans, estate planning and business succession planning. Among his other professional qualifications, he is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He also serves on the Firm’s Executive and Compensation Committee, as well as a trustee for the Firms’ retirement plan.  Mr. Battaglia currently serves as a Commissioner of the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority and is on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities of Western New York and the Board of Directors of the Genesee Business Education Alliance.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for Catholic Charities of Western New York.  Mr. Battaglia has served as a director or volunteer for over thirty not-for-profit or educational organizations. In 2010, Mr. Battaglia received the “Distinguished Citizen” award from the Boy Scouts of America (Iroquois Trail Council), and has received numerous other community recognitions.  We believe Mr. Battaglia’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his nearly forty years’ experience with public and financial accounting matters for complex financial organizations.  He has acquired a deep understanding of the Western New York business environment during his years of working with commercial clients in the region.  We note that Mr. Battaglia has demonstrated significant involvement with local civic organizations through his years of service on the above-referenced boards of directors.