Jessica O’Donnell is the Executive Vice President of Affiliated Chambers for The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, a top ten Chamber in the Nation. She has been with The Chamber since February, 2014. Jessica and her team of four work with the East Penn, Greater Bath Area, Greater Northern Area, Hellertown-Lower Saucon, Northampton Area, Southern Lehigh, Western Lehigh and Whitehall Area Chambers of Commerce, along with the Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Nazareth Business Council. She also works under agreement with the Catasauqua Main Streets Committee, a funded sub-committee of the Borough of Catasauqua.
Jessica strives to carry out the Chamber’s mission of improving the economy and quality of life throughout the entire Lehigh Valley by connecting key business and community leaders across her Affiliated Chamber footprint. Throughout her six year tenure, she has played an integral role in leading several of the Chamber’s partnership and merger agreements to support its regionalization strategy to include Emmaus Main Street Partners, Whitehall Area Chamber, and the most recent opportunity with the Nazareth Area Regional Chamber. The efforts of Jessica, her team and volunteer board members prove that the GLVCC is not just a Chamber of Commerce, but also a Chamber of Communities.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University and went on to further her education at Cedar Crest College for a Master’s Degree.
Jessica’s most recent accomplishment included being the 2019 Saucon Valley Community Center Annual Dinner Honoree for her leadership and advancements in the Hellertown-Lower Saucon area. During this event, she received an official key to the Borough of Hellertown. In 2015, Pennsylvania State Representative Justin Simmons invited Jessica to Harrisburg to recognize and acknowledge her for her impact in the Borough of Emmaus. In her free time, she enjoys snowmobiling in the Adirondacks, traveling to new places, spontaneous excursions with her fiancé, family time, enjoying the local food scene across the Lehigh Valley, and any time with her two fur babies Odis & KeKe.