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Scott L. Gruber Announces His Retirement

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Dec 1, 2021 4:31:07 PM

We’ve got some big news to share!

Please join us in extending our best wishes to our leader, Scott L. Gruber, who has announced his retirement as President and CEO of Tompkins VIST Bank after nearly nine years of service to the Company.

In anticipation of Scott’s retirement, we are pleased to announce a transition of leadership. Ginger Kunkel has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, before she assumes leadership next year upon Scott’s retirement. He will support the transition process during the first half of the year, retiring in second quarter, 2022.

A Proud LegacyGinger and Scott

Scott has been a leader to our team in every sense of the word. During his tenure, he strengthened our company and our culture all while positioning us well as we head toward 2022 and beyond. He lives the values of a true community banker and is active in community service through various nonprofit boards and other leadership roles throughout the communities we serve. A testament of his leadership, Scott was recently named to the Lehigh Valley Business’ Power 30 for Banking & Finance. Most importantly, Scott has built an outstanding team of employees who have thrived and succeeded under his leadership and will serve us well into the future.

Scott brings a strong moral code and driving passion to everything he does, continually delivering on his promise to clients, communities and employees. He has been instrumental to the success of the bank we all wish him well in his retirement – may his days be spent with family and friends, and often on his Harley.

New Leadership, Same Values

A career banker, Ginger Kunkel is well known throughout the Pennsylvania financial services community for her expertise in commercial, retail, operational and executive management. Her experience in driving a full spectrum of revenue generating businesses make her an ideal fit to lead Tompkins VIST Bank well into the future. She most recently was SEVP, Chief Operating Officer for Riverview Bank & Riverview Financial Corporation, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Once again, we thank Scott for his wisdom and leadership. With his help, our company, our people, and are communities are stronger than ever. We look forward to celebrating with all of you, and welcoming Ginger to the team.

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