Tompkins Financial Corporation | TMP: NYSE MKT

Daniel J. Fessenden

Daniel J. Fessenden has served as a Director of the Company since 2009 and as a Director of Tompkins Trust Company since January 2009. Mr. Fessenden served as a member of the New York State Assembly from 1993 to 1999. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, a fourth-generation family foundation located in Auburn, New York. From 2004 to 2006 he served as the founding Executive Director of the Cornell Agriculture & Food Technology Park, Geneva, New York. Prior to 2004, Mr. Fessenden served as a key member of the government relations team for the Carrier Corporation, Syracuse, New York. Mr. Fessenden has been actively engaged with various business, civic and educational organizations throughout the Central New York region for more than 25 years.  In addition to serving as a director of Midstate Mutual Insurance Company, he also serves on the board of Seward House Museum, Wells College, American Agriculturist Foundation and several other charitable organizations.  We believe Mr. Fessenden’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his extensive experience in government and public service (as well as executive experience in the private sector), his active engagement with civic organizations, and his deep connections to the Central New York business community.