President & CEO
Tompkins VIST Bank
Gruber has served as president and CEO since 2013.
“I joined VIST with the mission to build a true community bank,” he said. “Thanks to the dedication of our team members, especially in the face of recent challenges, I’m proud that we have built a culture of commitment to that goal.”
The last year has proven to Gruber the importance of looking beyond fear to understand others’ needs.
“By putting ourselves in our customers’ shoes, our staff has become more compassionate, responsive and communicative, which has strengthened our relationships,” he said.
Gruber loves his Harley-Davidson. He enjoys the freedom and camaraderie of riding and seeing the beauty of the country on a bike.