ITHACA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSE MKT:TMP)
Alyssa H. Fontaine will join Tompkins Financial Corporation as Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective January 1, 2016.
“Alyssa has worked on many legal projects for Tompkins Financial during the last several years,” said Steve Romaine, Tompkins’ President and CEO. “She has demonstrated her ability to provide sound legal advice combined with a strong business sense. She will be a welcome addition to the senior leadership team of our Company.”
Currently a partner with Harris Beach PLLC, Fontaine is a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and serves on the Financial Institutions and Capital Markets Industry Team. She focuses on corporate transactional work, bank regulatory compliance and securities matters. Her experience in mergers and acquisitions includes identifying appropriate deal structures for public and private clients, assisting in the negotiation of deal terms and drafting deal agreements.
She is a graduate of Cornell Law School and Brown University, and lives in Ithaca, New York with her husband and two children.
Fontaine is a recipient of the “40 under Forty” award from the CNY Business Journal, and she was also named a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3).
Ed Hooks of Harris Beach has served as Tompkins’ General Counsel since 1992. He will retire at the end of this year.
“We are grateful to Ed for his dedication to serving our company during more than two decades of strong growth from a single bank entity to a corporation with four banks, an insurance agency and a wealth management affiliate,” Romaine said.
About Tompkins Financial Corporation
Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company with $5.6 billion in assets 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, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit www.tompkinsfinancial.com.