Please feel free to join us at the Family First Annual Meeting, being held in our Penfield Branch on Wednesday, April 24 at 9:30 am. We will talk about the successes of 2018 and our plans for the future as we move into 2019 and celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We will be voting on our open Board of Directors positions and will also present the Family First scholarship to two local high school students at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Here is information about Board nominees:
Thomas Combs – (Incumbent)
Tom Combs has most recently retired as Vice President, Operations and Finance for the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, responsible for its Facilities, Security, Finance, IT and Human Resource functions. His career includes 16 years as CFO of Preferred Care/MVP Healthcare where he was responsible for Finance, Treasury, Actuarial Services and Facilities and, at various times, IT, Human Resources and call centers. He spent 7 years with Ecolab, Inc., a multinational specialty chemical and service firm, including a four year posting in Canada, in senior Finance and General Management roles. For 7 years he was with PepsiCo, Inc., with a focus in corporate financial planning, analysis and acquisitions, principally in its international business.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Cathy, with two sons, Tom and Greg, and has been a Penfield resident from 1959 to 1974 and 1991 to the present.
James Costello – (Incumbent)
James brings over 38 years of experience as a department director for the Town of Penfield. He is an experienced director with strengths in planning, zoning, economic development, government relations, and supporting existing Penfield businesses in maintaining their vitality. James is currently the Director of Developmental Services for the Town of Penfield.
Ryan Payment – (Incumbent)
After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston in 1997, Ryan returned to Rochester and began working for a start-up retailer. He went on to earn his MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business in 2003 and subsequently purchased a stake in a small start-up food retailer. In 2009 he joined Lakeland Equipment, a 6 location John Deere dealer which merged with a neighboring Deere dealer and became LandPro Equipment in 2017. Now with 20 locations, Ryan is currently serving as LandPro’s Vice President/CFO.