Staff

Miranda PolmanteerMiranda Odell- Executive Director & Vice President

Miranda Odell is the Executive Director and Vice President of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce.  Miranda is a Finger Lakes native and comes to Geneva from the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce in Seneca Falls, where she served as Director of Communications & Tourism Promotion.  Originally hired in 2001 to develop the chamber’s membership and community relations outreach, she was later appointed to oversee Communications and Tourism activities for Seneca County’s local, regional, and state-wide advocacy efforts.

Miranda’s professional experience within the Chamber of Commerce realm has also included the role as Director of Marketing and Tourism for Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, where she managed Schuyler County’s exposure efforts from 2008-2011.  In both organizations, Miranda was responsible for restructuring and implementing programs and projects while focusing on quality assurance during times of transition.

In the past decade prior to Chamber of Commerce work, Miranda has also held positions that ranged from non-for-profit organizations managing fundraising and development, to business and banking with regional financial institutions.  A graduate of SUNY Oswego she received a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and holds a minor in Economics.

 

Abby headshotAbby Wandell- Membership Programs & Events Coordinator

Abby Wandell is the Membership Programs & Events Coordinator for the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce.  When you call the office or stop in for a visit, she is the first smiling face you encounter, and is ready to assist Chamber members and visitors alike!

A Geneva native, she graduated from William Smith College in 2013 with a B.A. in English, concentrating in creative writing.

 

Andrea Deckert – Member Relations Specialist

Andrea Deckert is the Chamber’s Member Relations Specialist, a new role that was added in early 2018 to meet the demand for the Chamber’s growing membership.

Andrea focuses on the programs and services that the Chamber provides for its member businesses and organizations, including membership outreach, digital and print content creation, as well as support with the Chamber’s ongoing special events and networking functions.

With nearly two decades of experience in the media relations and journalism industries, Andrea has held positions as a reporter for the Rochester Business Journal and Finger Lakes Times, and also worked in the sales and marketing industry.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communications from St. John Fisher College and an Associate’s Degree in Communications from Finger Lakes Community College.