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Chemung Financial board adds new directors

ELMIRA — Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: CHMG) announced it has added G. Thomas Tranter, Jr., of Horseheads, and Thomas R. Tyrrell, of Loudonville, to the board of directors of Chemung Financial and its primary subsidiary, Chemung Canal Trust Company.

Tranter is president of Corning Enterprises, a unit of Corning, Inc. He joined Corning in 2000 after serving 10 years as Chemung County executive. Tranter previously was Chemung County deputy executive, Horseheads village manager, and executive director of the Chemung/Schuyler Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Tranter currently serves as co-chairman of the Southern Tier Regional Economic Council for New York State, is vice-chair of the New York State Business Council, and vice-chair of Corning Hospital.

Tyrrell, a native of Albany, is the Albany–area chairman of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international service provider of property/casualty insurance, and risk-management programs. Tyrrell has been in the insurance industry his entire career. He joined Fuller & O’Brien in 1974 and served as president and CEO until 2008, when the company was sold to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Throughout his insurance career he has specialized in the construction industry, with particular emphasis on the heavy highway, bridge, and general building construction disciplines.

Tyrrell currently serves as chairman of the St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation board of directors and is a member of the board of the Eastern Contractors’ Association of New York State, the Empire Broadcasting Company, Maria College of Albany, the Albany Police and Fire Foundation, and Saint Gregory’s School for Boys. He has also served on the Advisory Board of Capital Bank, the Albany division of Chemung Canal Trust Company.


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