ITHACA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tompkins Financial Corporation (TMP – NYSE MKT LLC) - Tompkins Financial today announced that Scott L. Gruber has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of VIST Bank, a Tompkins community bank headquartered in Wyomissing, PA. He succeeds Robert D. Davis, who retired as CEO on December 31, 2013. Gruber, of Ontelaunee Township, Berks County, joined Tompkins on April 30, 2013 as president and chief operating officer of VIST Bank. He retains the title of president.
“Since joining VIST, Scott has been a valuable member of the Tompkins Financial Leadership Team," said Stephen S. Romaine, President and CEO of Tompkins Financial. “With his financial services expertise and knowledge of the marketplace, we look forward to his continued leadership in growing relationships in southeastern Pennsylvania and VIST becoming one of our most successful affiliates.”
Gruber has more than thirty years experience in financial services. Before joining Tompkins, he spent 16 years with National Penn Bank, where he last served as president of the Central Region with responsibility for branch offices and business centers in Berks, Schuylkill and western Montgomery counties. He also was head of company-wide Corporate Banking with responsibility throughout southeastern Pennsylvania for small business, commercial real estate, middle market and syndicated lending; cash management, government banking and equipment leasing; and international banking services. Prior to National Penn, he was with Corestates and Meridian Bank, predecessor banks of Wells Fargo, serving as vice president of large corporate banking and middle market lending.
Gruber has served the community through leadership roles with organizations including the Boy Scouts of America; the United Way of Berks County, where he and his wife, JoAnn, co-chaired the 2012 capital campaign; and the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where he is chairman of the board.
“VIST has a history of outstanding service to our customers and commitment to the community,” Gruber said. “As CEO, I look forward to leading our team of dedicated financial professionals to build on that reputation and become the bank of choice in our marketplace.”
About VIST Bank
VIST Bank, part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, has 20 locations in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Voted Best Banking Institution by Berks County Living magazine, VIST provides a complete line of deposit, loan and trust and investment services for consumers and business customers, and in addition, leasing and cash management services for businesses. Insurance and wealth management services are offered through Tompkins Insurance and VIST Capital Management. Further information about the bank is available at www.vistbank.com.
About Tompkins Financial Corp
Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Ithaca, NY, Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of Castile, Mahopac Bank, VIST Bank, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and Tompkins Financial Advisors Management Inc. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com.