Expanding its human resources bandwidth, Tompkins Mahopac Bank has named Cynthia Cretara to learning and development business partner for Tompkins in the Hudson Valley region. The Dutchess County resident will report directly to Laura Geary, organizational development manager at Tompkins Mahopac Bank, and be based in the bank’s Brewster, NY headquarters.

Cretara joined Tompkins in 2002, and has held various retail positions at its local branches, as well as Tompkins Trust Company, before working at an upstate insurance company. She found her way back to Tompkins Mahopac Bank in 2008, working in the bank’s Pleasantville, NY location for a year before accepting a role in the human resources department.

“Cynthia is a phenomenal example of the kind of career development and advancement initiatives she’ll fost