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Tompkins Appoints Kevin J. Plunkett to Chair of Business Development Board

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 In an effort to foster community growth in the Hudson Valley, Tompkins Community Bank has appointed Kevin J. Plunkett, director of strategic initiatives at Simone Development Companies, to chair of its Business Development Board. The Tompkins-developed Board focuses on building relationships with key centers of influence and business leaders in the community. In his role, Plunkett will be responsible for building relationships in the community on behalf of the organization, leading outreach efforts and increasing referrals from the Business Development Board.

“Kevin brings years of experience and an analytical knack for developing new ways to foster critical connections in the community,” said David DeMilia, president of Tompkins, Hudson Valley. “His leadership will not only unite business leaders, but all community members in an effort to ensure that the Hudson Valley continues to thrive economically.”

Plunkett joined Simone Development Companies in 2018 and leads Simone’s business and government relations and strategy efforts. He began his career as an assistant district attorney in Westchester County before moving on to practice law for a number of high-profile firms in the private sector. Prior to joining Simone, Plunkett served as deputy county executive of Westchester County, where he was responsible for more than 4,000 employees, a budget of $1.85 billion, and a wide range of real estate. Plunkett is the chair of Phelps Northwell Community Board and serves on several other not-for-profit boards. Kevin served on Tompkins’ Community Banking Board for over three years prior to his recent appointment as chair of the Business Development Board for the Hudson Valley region.

About Tompkins

Founded in 1836, Tompkins Community Bank serves the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York, and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Through their unique local decision-making model, the bank offers personalized service and exceptional responsiveness, while delivering a broad range of products and services for consumers and businesses. Insurance services are offered through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and wealth management services are available through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information is available at

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