History is full of examples of leaders in business, science, and other fields who, through their ability to inspire and guide people, have made the world a better place. We celebrate our nation’s highest elected office on Presidents’ Day, this year on February 15. With this celebration, especially in the midst of a challenging environment, we thought it a good opportunity to ask Tompkins Financial Advisors President Brian Howard for his thoughts on the subject.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Always the outdoors, whether this be on my walks or when I am on the water.
What are your favorite books or publications?
My favorite topics to read about are all things history, including biographies of interesting and successful people. Some of my favorites are 1776; and biographies of Walt Disney, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Milton Hershey.
Can you name a person who has had a tremendous impact on you as a leader?
My father had the most impact on my life. His drive, determination, and ability to overcome the odds are inspiration for me and continue to drive me each and every day.
Where do the great ideas come from at Tompkins Financial Advisors?
Great ideas come from the clients and the TFA team. I can always count on the people we support and our outstanding team members to move the business forward.
Enjoy Presidents' Day! We hope you have a great day.