Tompkins Financial (TMP) in Ithaca, N.Y., has promoted Scott Gruber to chief executive of its subsidiary VIST Bank in Wyomissing, Pa.

Gruber succeeds Robert Davis, who retired as chief executive on Dec. 31, according to the company's Tuesday press release.

Gruber joined the $1.3 billion-asset VIST Bank in April 2013 as president and chief operating officer. He will continue to serve as president.

"Since joining VIST, [Gruber] has been a valuable member of the Tompkins Financial Leadership Team," Stephen Romaine, president and CEO of Tompkins Financial, said in the release. "With his financial services expertise and knowledge of the marketplace, we look forward to his continued leadership in growing relationships in southeastern Pennsylvania and VIST becoming one of our most successful affiliates."

Prior to joining Tompkins, Gruber spent 16 years with National Penn Bancshares (NPBC). He served as president of the company's central region and as head of corporate banking. He also held the role of vice president of large corporate banking and middle market lending at Corestates and Meridian Bank, predecessor banks of Wells Fargo (WFC).

VIST Bank has 20 offices throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. Its holding company, Tompkins Financial, is also a parent to Bank of Castile, Mahopac Bank and Tompkins Trust Company.

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