Rusdi Sumner is managing director for the central New York region of Tompkins Financial Advisors. She is responsible for establishing and executing the overall strategy for the region, overseeing all team members and ensuring that clients receive the highest level of care.
Rusdi previously served as a Financial Planner for Tompkins. Prior to joining Tompkins, Rusdi owned and operated Avalon Homes in Ithaca for 10 years, where she oversaw a team of 25 and managed the operations of the company. She graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BS in business economics and communication and holds a MBA from the Johnson School of Business at Cornell
University and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
Rusdi is known for her active involvement in the Ithaca community. She is a board member of the Ithaca Community Childcare Center, a member of the Tompkins County Estate Planning Council, and a member of the Ithaca Rotary Club. Previously, she served as treasurer of Better Housing for Tompkins County and was a member of the Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services Asset Management Committee. Additionally, Rusdi is a member of the Financial Planning Association. She resides in Ithaca with her family.