Tompkins Bank of Castile wants to step up its commercial lending in the Buffalo market.
The bank has hired Adam Desmond as its region market leader. The Grand Island resident formerly worked at KeyBank and First Niagara Bank.
Tompkins Bank of Castile is searching for office space in the Buffalo area, and plans to add employees to serve its banking, insurance and wealth management customers.
Its parent company, Tompkins Financial Corp., is based in Ithaca.