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Tompkins Bank: 11/1/2023

For Immediate Release: 
November 1, 2023 
For More Information, Contact: 
Jack Jones 
Communications Specialist 
Jacob Hale joins as the Chili Branch Manager and  
Sean Valdes joins as the Perry Branch Manager  
ROCHESTER, NY (November 1, 2023) – Expanding the capabilities of its Western New York (WNY) management team, Tompkins Community Bank has appointed two new branch managers, Jacob Hale in Chili, NY, and Sean Valdes in Perry, NY. In their new roles, Hale and Valdes will oversee their respective branches, cultivating relationships with other businesses in the communities and ensuring that customers’ needs are met.  
“The addition of Jacob and Sean to our management team ensures that we will continue to provide personalized guidance to help clients grow our community,” said Laura Geary, vice-president, community banking manager. “I am personally excited to see Sean’s and Jake’s experience in action and know that our clients and community in both Perry and Chili will benefit from working with these dedicated professionals.”   
Previously, Hale served as the assistant manager of Tompkins’ Batavia branch. A dedicated employee, Hale has consistently been recognized by Tompkins, earning the company’s Rising Star and Top Sales Performer Awards in 2020 and then again in 2022 as well as externally, recently winning GLOW’s Best of the Best Banker for 2023. Hale currently serves as a board member for the United Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Rochester Regional Health (UMMC) and volunteers with the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation and Junior Achievement of Western New York. He and his fiancée, Alicia Alexyn, reside in Chili, NY, and are expecting their first son this November.  
A graduate of SUNY Brockport’s business administration program, Valdes previously owned and operated D & R Depot Restaurant & Catering Services for more than 25 years. Valdes consistently grew his business, fostering relationships within the community to encourage economic development. Valdes hopes to bring this customer-centric view to his new role, working to ensure that members of the Perry community have access to the banking solutions that will help them achieve their goals. A founding member of the Kiwanis Club of LPS (LeRoy, Pavilion and Stafford), Valdes also served as the vice president of small business for the LeRoy Business Council. Additionally, the LeRoy Rotary Club recognized Valdes with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2021. Valdes currently resides in LeRoy, NY with his wife, Jen, and two daughters.  
About Tompkins 
Founded in 1836, Tompkins Community Bank serves the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York, and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Through their unique local decision-making model, the bank offers personalized service and exceptional responsiveness, while delivering a broad range of products and services for consumers and businesses. Insurance services are offered through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and wealth management services are available through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information is available at  
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