Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

Reeder D. Gates

Reeder D. Gates has served as a Director of the Company since 1995 and as a Director of Tompkins Trust Company since 1985.  Prior to his retirement in 2005, Mr. Gates was the President of R. D. Gates, Ltd., a company engaged in owning and operating community pharmacies, since January 1972. He was a consultant pharmacist to several not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions, such as Hospicare of Tompkins County, Cornell University, Ithaca College, Lakeside Nursing Home, and the George Junior Republic.  Mr. Gates was also a member of the Urgent RX Program Committee, the Friends of Ithaca College, and a past president and board member of the Country Club of Ithaca.  We believe Mr. Gates' qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his deep understanding of our people and our products that he has acquired over his twenty-seven years of service on the board of Tompkins Trust Company, as well as his executive experience founding and leading his company.