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Fontaine expands role at Tompkins

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Alyssa Fontaine
Alyssa Fontaine has expanded her role at Tompkins Financial Corp. to include chief risk officer, as well as her current role of executive VP and general counsel at the banking and financial services company. (Photo credit: Tompkins)

ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Financial Corp. (NYSE: TMP) announced it has appointed Alyssa Fontaine as chief risk officer, adding to her current role as executive VP and general counsel.

In her expanded role, Fontaine will continue to oversee the company’s legal and corporate-governance functions, while also leading the corporate risk-management team. Her responsibilities include corporate compliance, audit, information security, bank secrecy act/anti-money laundering compliance, third-party risk management, corporate security, and enterprise risk management.

Fontaine began her career at Tompkins in 2016. Prior to that, she was a partner with Harris Beach PLLC, where she focused on bank regularly compliance and securities matters and worked closely with Tompkins as a corporate law partner.

A graduate of Cornell University Law School and Brown University, Fontaine is a past recipient of the “40 under Forty” award from the Central New York Business Journal and BizEventz.