Jewell Lester

Vice President, Operations and Finance


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

Additionally, Jewell is responsible for the overall management and expansion of the PA Chamber Foundation. In this capacity she will continue to lead the mission and efforts of the Foundation with a focus on education programs and workforce development to support the collaboration between Pennsylvania business and education communities

She is a graduate of the Institute of Organization Management (IOM) program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The IOM program enhances individual performance, elevates professional standards, and recognizes chamber of commerce professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of nonprofit management.

Jewell earned a bachelor’s degree in management from East Stroudsburg University. She received her Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, OH.