The Pennsylvania Chamber's Membership Team

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Vice President, Operations and Membership
jlester@pachamber.org | 717.720.5467


Jewell Lester serves as the vice president of Operations and Membership for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. As vice president, she oversees the membership, marketing, finance and information technology departments of the Chamber. She is also responsible for strategic planning and enterprise risk management.

She is currently enrolled in the Institute of Organization Management program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Lester graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor's degree in Management. She received her Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, in which she concentrated in marketing, product management, and promotional marketing.

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Director, Membership
jalbright@pachamber.org | 717.720.5568


Jeff is responsible for directing and developing the relationship with Pennsylvania Chamber members. He leads the effort to maximize the value of membership; engages members' participation and involvement in the PA Chamber; ensures that they are apprised of Chamber activities and goals; retains and develops interaction with current members; and enhances membership by identifying and working with prospective members. He also directs and serves as the liaison to the PA Chamber's Investor program. His professional affiliations include serving on the Boards of the Association of State Chamber Professionals, US Airways (Foundation) and the U.S. Chamber (Institute).

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Director, Marketing and Membership Development
lrenne@pachamber.org | 717.720.5564


Lori Renne joined the PA Chamber in 1998 and serves as Director, Marketing and Member Services for the PA Chamber and Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance. Lori is charged with the overall management for the marketing and branding of the organization as well as affinity programs, educational events and the Annual Chamber Dinner. The PA Chamber Marketing and Member Services department is committed to presenting events and benefits that support the PA Chamber mission, as well as providing a cohesive marketing strategy that best promotes the organization. Lori holds a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania insurance license with lines of authority in Health, Life, Accident and Fixed Annuities.

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Membership Development Associate
cgekas@pachamber.org | 717.720.5436


Christ joined the PA Chamber's membership team as a Membership Development Associate for small and medium sized businesses in April 2015. He has more than 20 years of sales experience, most recently as an inside account manager with Staples Business Advantage. He is a 14 year member of the Susquehanna Township Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Central PA Alzheimer’s Association. Christ is also a past Judge of Elections for the 5th Ward in Susquehanna Township.

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Membership Executive, Eastern Region
csever@pachamber.org | 267.623.7889


Chris joined the PA Chamber’s Membership Department as a Member Executive. Based in the Philadelphia area, Chris is responsible for membership sales, retention, member relations and liaison serving the business community throughout the 20 counties that make up eastern Pennsylvania. Chris comes to the Pennsylvania Chamber with an extensive background in the airline industry. For more than 25 years, Chris’s career has included sales, marketing, community relations, management, government relations and corporate affairs. Chris’s professional history includes serving on the Pennsylvania Aviation Advisory Committee and the boards of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, British American Business Council (Philadelphia), and Junior Achievement Delaware Valley.

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Member Relations Associate
dsteffey@pachamber.org | 717.260.1039


Deb is a graduate of IUP in Sociology and Labor Relations. For the past eight years, she has been responsible for various member relationship initiatives within the Membership team at the PA Chamber. Deb currently handles our retention efforts including invoicing and customer relationship contacts with our advocacy members to gain their insight and involvement on key legislative issues.

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Member Executive, Western Region
tlaughlin@pachamber.org | 412.577.2494


Tyler comes to the Pennsylvania Chamber with unique knowledge regarding the inner workings of state government from his time spent as a personal aide to former Gov. Tom Corbett. His experience as a senior staff member within the Corbett administration enabled him to establish several key relationships with business, non-profit and education professionals across the Commonwealth; specifically, in the western region of the state. Tyler is based in our Pittsburgh office, serving the business community throughout the 20 counties that make up western Pennsylvania.