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James W. Fulmer will retire at the end of this year after 26 years as president and chief executive officer of Tompkins Bank of Castile, the Batavia-based bank announced.

Fulmer will remain chairman of the bank’s board of directors, said Stephen S. Romaine, president and CEO of Tompkins Financial Corp., the bank’s parent company.

John M. McKenna was named president and CEO to succeed Fulmer. McKenna, a Rochester native, has been a senior vice president at Tompkins Bank of Castile for five years, concentrating on commercial lending.

Tompkins Bank of Castile has locations in Wyoming, Livingston, Genesee, Orleans and Monroe counties.