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Let's Celebrate!

Posted by Tompkins Bank of Castile on Jan 28, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Last year, we celebrated our 150th Anniversary of Tompkins Bank of Castile. Having been around for that long, we recognize that a big part of our success as a company is because of our employees. They are our face in the community and provide the excellent customer service that keeps our clients coming back. Without them, our bank and our communities would not be the same. We would like to thank them for their years of service and for being the friendly face at Tompkins Bank of Castile.

30 Years of Service

Jayne Shearing –Assistant Vice President, Community Banking Officer

9849 4x5Jayne is an assistant vice president, community banking officer, at the Tompkins Financial Center in Batavia.  Jayne began her banking career in 1989 as a part-time teller at her hometown branch in Gainesville. She has held various positions during her years of service.  Jayne enjoys her constant interaction with the staff of our 16 branches throughout six different counties.

"Working at Tompkins Bank of Castile has been a very rewarding career,” she said. “I value the relationships that I have fostered with my co-workers, customers and branch personal.”

Jayne and her husband, Walt, have three children.

25 Years of Service

Steven Beardsley – Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager

SBeardsley2-smallAfter graduating Cornell University, Steve came to Tompkins Bank of Castile to begin his banking career. He started in Commercial/Ag lending and progressed to his current position as Senior Vice President, Regional Commercial Banking Manager. Steve’s knowledge of the agricultural industry in our local communities has been instrumental in shaping Tompkins’ focus and has contributed to enhancing our industry expertise.

“Tompkins Bank of Castile is a great place to work and build a career. I have exceptional co-workers that I share my days with and a dynamic portfolio of innovative and successful customers I work with,” he said.

Steve and his wife, Shannon, have 2 teenage sons.

Patricia Townes – Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Operations Associate

Pat Townes2Patricia was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and she moved to Perry with her husband in 1981. She started working for Tompkins Bank of Castile in 1994 as a part-time teller in the Perry branch. In 1999, she started in the Real Estate Loan Department before making the switch to the Commercial Loan Department in 2008, where she still works today. She is currently AVP, Small Business Lending Document Preparation and Closing Supervisor for Tompkins Shared Services.

“Tompkins Bank of Castile has been a great place to work,” said Pat. “Family values and community are the top priorities here and that really makes the difference.”   

Pat and her husband, Steve, have two children and three grandsons.


Leslie Beardslee – Senior Vice President, Credit Administration Division Manager

20 Years of Service

Tanya Gross – Commercial Credit Services Associate; Dianne Reiner – Assistant Branch Manager; Penny Ellis – Commercial Loans Operations Coordinator; Barbara Ferris – Assistant Branch Manager, Perry; Ann Shearing – Human Resources Specialist.

15 Years of Service

Michelle Weller – Corporate Community Resource Act Specialist; Rebecca Heppner – Commercial Credit Services Associate; William Fladie – Courier; Rebecca Vasile – Branch Operations Specialist; William Broughton – Facilities Services Specialist; Brenda Beardsley – Vice President, Credit Analysis Manager; Mark Merrill – Vice President, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager; Joanna Ingalls – Commercial Loan Operations Associate; Michele Kelly-Hare – Commercial Loan Operations Associate.

10 Years of Service

Brenda Dermody – Commercial Credit Service Associate; John McKenna – President and CEO; Patrick Weissend – Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager; Jennifer Buondonno – Teller Supervisor; Jenna Palmateer – Teller; Doreen Webster – Assistant Branch Manager; Tamara Fiege – Senior Teller;

5 Years of Service

Joel Townes - Facilities Service Specialist; Lisa Formicola - Pittsford Branch Manager;  Andrea True - Teller Supervisor, Geneseo; McKenzie D’Angelo - Assistant Branch Manager; Joseph Beck - Credit Analysis; Scott Pittinaro - Commercial Banking Relationship Manager; Bobbie Townes - Commercial Loan Operations Specialist; Andrew Hempel - IT Support Services Specialist.

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