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Tompkins appoints Lee to CNY community bank board

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Angela Lee

ITHACA, N.Y. — Tompkins Financial Corp. (NYSE: TMP) announced it has appointed Angela Lee, VP of human resources and chief diversity officer at Baxter, to its Community Bank Board of Central New York. 

Lee brings more than 30 years of human resources and talent-development experience to the board, having served in various leadership roles throughout her career. “Her innovative leadership style, and ability to foster connections between team members and organizations, will ensure that Tompkins continues to deliver on its promise to help the communities it serves prosper and grow,” the Ithaca–based banking and financial-services company said in a release.

Greg Hartz, president of the Central New York region at Tompkins, added, “[Lee’s] expertise in diversity and inclusion, talent development, and human resources as a whole will help make Tompkins an even better place for our people to grow, making our customer experience even stronger along the way.” 

Lee is a graduate of SUNY Empire State College and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and economics. Prior to Baxter’s acquisition of Hillrom, Lee most recently served as chief talent and diversity officer. She was previously VP of human resources, for front line care and talent development. She began her career at Welch Allyn before its acquisition by Hillrom in 2015, where she held key positions including overseeing a team of global human-resources partners and leading acquisition and divestiture activities. As recognition of her leadership, Lee was named one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by Network Journal in 2019.

Founded in 1836, Tompkins serves the central, western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York, and the southeastern region of Pennsylvania. In addition to its community banks, the company offers insurance services through Tompkins Insurance Agencies and wealth-management services through Tompkins Financial Advisors. 

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