Richard Tompkins is a member of the board of directors of Swim Across America and has been associated with SAA since 2004 serving on the committee of the SAA Long Island Sound events. Tompkins is deeply committed to the development of a cure for cancer as he has experienced first - hand the tragic and devastating effects, as many of his family have succumbed to this disease. He is currently a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with Prostate cancer in 2008. He is currently a Consultant with Resources Global Professionals supporting the financial services industry in which he has over 35 years of experience. He started his career as an auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co., and has held senior financial management and operations management positions at Merrill Lynch, Bank of America and Mizuho Bank. Tompkins and his wife, Sabina, reside in White Plains, New York. His wife and three children are all actively involved in the SAA Long Island Sound swims.