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tf menchcatoneAurelia Mensh (left) and Amanda Catone Photos by John Reis

Tompkins Financial Corporation has hired Aurelia Mensh as the Human Resources Business Partner. She will report to Bonita Lindberg, SVP Director of Human Resources. Amanda Catone has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. She will report to Helen Talty, Community Banking Division Manager.

Mensh, who was previously employed by Naval Nuclear Laboratory, will be responsible for aligning the HR objectives of Tompkins Financial with employees and management in Tompkins affiliates. Additionally, Mensh will formulate partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to Tompkins affiliates' management and employees.

"We are very pleased to have Aurelia join the Tompkins Team in this new role. Her education and experience are a terrific match for our company," stated Lindberg. "As the HR Business Partner for our Shared Services Team, I'm certain she'll quickly make a very positive contribution not only to those team members but to our overall Human Resources function."

Mensh holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She lives in Ithaca with her husband Aaron, son Sam, and daughter Nora.

Catone, who has six years of experience in the financial industry, will be responsible for overseeing the daily branch operations which includes the management of the Universal Bankers and teller staff, providing sales leadership and guidance, as well as monitoring service and sales quality levels. Additionally, Catone will mentor, coach, and develop staff to achieve goals.

"Amanda joined Tompkins Trust Company in 2014 and quickly proved her abilities to provide excellent customer service and leadership. She was a natural fit to lead the branch day to day," shared Talty. "Amanda's promotion reflects her strong knowledge and skill set as well as cultural fit to Tompkins Trust Company."

A graduate of Lansing High School and Canisius College, Catone lives in Freeville, NY with her husband Jerome, sons Xavier and Kaiyan, and step-daughters Kierra and Kristina. Additionally, Catone is New York State Notary Public, NMLS certified and has supported several community causes including the SPCA of Tompkins County-Canine Companion and the United Way Carnival for a Cause.

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