Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

Thomas R. Rochon

Thomas R. Rochon has served as a Director of the Company since 2009 and as a Director of Tompkins Trust Company since January 2009. In July, 2008, Dr. Rochon was appointed President of Ithaca College. Prior to his appointment, he served from 2003 to July, 2008 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer for the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, following a career as professor of political science on the faculties of Princeton University and Claremont Graduate University.  From 2000 to 2003, he was the Executive Director of the Graduate Record Examinations program at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). He is on the board of directors of New York Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to community service, and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, the association of private institutions of higher education in New York State.  He is also actively involved with several local charitable organizations.  We believe Dr. Rochon’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his many years of management experience, including as the President of Ithaca College, as well as an understanding of the challenges faced by an organization which operates in a heavily regulated sector.