Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

Stephen S. Romaine, President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen S. Romaine has served as a Director of the Company since January 1, 2007. Pursuant to the management succession plan adopted by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Succession Plan”), Mr. Romaine was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2007. He had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tompkins Mahopac Bank from January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2006. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Romaine was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Tompkins Mahopac Bank. In addition to the Company board, Mr. Romaine serves on the boards of each of its affiliates.  Mr. Romaine currently serves on the boards of the New York Bankers Association, and on the Listed Company Council of the NYSE MKT LLC. His civic involvement includes service as a member of the board of directors of the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, Food Bank of the Southern Tier and the TC3 Foundation.  We believe Mr. Romaine’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his 25 years as an executive in the financial services industry, including his current position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.