Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

John M. McKenna

John M. McKenna is President and CEO at Tompkins Bank of Castile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tompkins Financial Corporation, and has served in that capacity since January 2015.  In that role, John works to advance the Bank’s presence in the western New York region that it serves.  John's priorities are serving and expanding the Bank's consumer and commercial client base, retaining and developing talented employees and supporting the communities in which the Bank operates.  In addition, John serves on the Board of Directors at Tompkins Bank of Castile and leads a team of commercial lenders across Tompkins’ four bank affiliates whose focus is on serving larger, middle market commercial clients.  John’s office is located in Batavia which is the Bank's headquarters at 90 Main Street. 

John has more than 25 years of banking experience including approximately 17 years with JPMorgan Chase Bank and its predecessors and 4 years with Citibank including experiences in investment banking, commercial lending and retail banking.  John rose to the position of Managing Director within the syndicated and leveraged finance group of JPMorgan Securities, Inc.  He led a team dedicated to the origination and execution of syndicated asset based loans for the company’s commercial bank and investment bank clients in the United States and Europe.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1988 and a M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration in 1992.  John resides in Brighton with his wife, Martha, and their four children.  He is active in his children’s activities and in the community.  John is a member of the Bishop's Stewardship Council for the Diocese of Rochester, board member of Medical Motor Service of Rochester, Vice Chairman of the board of Monroe Community Hospital Foundation, board member at the Country Club of Rochester, and board member and Treasurer of Al Sigl Community of Agencies.