Tompkins Announces New Branch Manager

WAPPINGERS FALLS – Tompkins announced the promotion of Rita Ansbro, of Wappingers Falls, NY, to branch manager and community banking officer at its Wappingers Falls branch.

Ansbro has been with Tompkins since 2007, most recently serving as the assistant branch manager at the Mt. Kisco location. In her new role, Ansbro will be responsible for efficient operation of the Wappingers Falls branch, including operations, lending, product sales, customer service, compliance and security, as well as direct supervision and leadership of branch staff. Ansbro will succeed former vice president and branch manager Verna Belcastro, who retired in December of 2021 after more than 17 years with Tompkins.

“Rita has been a vital member of our team for many years and we are undoubtedly strengthened by her leadership, experience and passion,” said Carol Schmitz, senior vice president and community banking division manager. “We are thrilled to see her continued growth within this organization.”

A seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in the fields of banking and finance, Ansbro came to Tompkins from Country Bank, where she was an assistant branch manager. Prior to her time at Country Bank, Ansbro was an assistant branch manager at Pawling Savings Bank. She is a member of the Dutchess Chamber of Commerce, a 2021 graduate of Leadership Dutchess, and enjoys volunteering through Tompkins’ community fundraising events for organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Make a Wish Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

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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