Tompkins Community Bank Marks Leadership Transition With Gift To Legacy Foundation

Posted on July 25, 2023

Tompkins Community Bank

Johanna Anderson Welcomed into Market President Role by Former President Greg Hartz  

ITHACA, NY (July 25, 2023) – In a celebration of new leadership and a show of continued dedication to the local community, Tompkins Community Bank marked the welcoming of Johanna Anderson, Central New York president of Tompkins Community Bank, and the retirement of Greg Hartz, former CNY president, with a donation to the Legacy Foundation of Tompkins County, a private foundation committed to improving the quality of life in the local community. With Anderson’s appointment, three out of Tompkins’ four market president positions are now held by women professionals. The new appointment also marks Hartz’s transition to retirement after 20 years of leadership.  

 “Johanna has demonstrated a passion for driving growth and fostering community development,” said Hartz. “I’ve seen firsthand the capability that she brings to the table throughout her last three years of service to our board. With her business acumen and dedication to community betterment, I cannot imagine a better leader to guide Tompkins into the future. I look forward to working on the Tompkins Central New York board to support her leadership and success.”  

Prior to becoming market president of Tompkins, Anderson served as the executive director of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS), chief credit officer of Home HeadQuarters, Inc. and director of community development for Four Directions Development Corporation, a nonprofit that works to improve the socioeconomic conditions of Native Americans living in Maine. Her past experiences have cultivated deep expertise in residential and consumer lending, real estate development and management, organizational strategy and stakeholder communication.  

“I was first drawn to Tompkins because of its commitment to both financial expertise and community engagement,” said Anderson. “Community banks have the unique distinction of operating where many of their employees reside, fostering a mutually beneficial synergy. I believe this synergy feeds both the bank’s necessary growth as a for-profit entity and its commitment to bettering the communities it serves. For that reason, I’m grateful for the opportunity to guide Tompkins on a path to long-term growth and success, both economically and civically.” 

In her new role, Anderson will be responsible for the bank’s growth, community and client engagement and stakeholder relations throughout its Central New York market, as well as fostering relationships with clients of Tompkins insurance and wealth affiliates. An active member of the CNY community, Anderson has served as the director of several nonprofit boards. Her current positions include director of the Ithaca Area Economic Development Board of Directors and Finance Committee, and the Kendal at Ithaca Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee. An M.B.A. recipient from Husson University, Anderson resides with her family in Montour Falls, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. 

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 www.tompkinsbank.com.  

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