Tompkins Financial announced the appointment of Alyssa Fontaine as chief risk officer, adding to her current role as executive vice president 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. These 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 joining Tompkins, she was a partner with Harris Beach PLLC, where she focused on bank regulatory compliance and securities matters, and worked closely with Tompkins as a corporate law partner.
Fontaine is a graduate of Cornell University Law School and Brown University. She received the “40 under Forty” award from the Central New York Business Journal, and was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star. She is a member of the board of directors of the Ithaca Community Childcare Center (IC3) and the Ithaca Little Red Lacrosse program. She also volunteers with the Cayuga Heights Elementary School PTA as an event leader.
“Alyssa is a proven leader, elevating our corporate governance and legal departments to great success during her tenure,” said Steve Romaine, Tompkins Financial president and CEO. “I am pleased that Alyssa will expand her leadership and bring her expertise to our corporate risk management team as our industry continues to navigate an ever-evolving landscape.”
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