Carl A. Marrara is the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA), a statewide business organization representing the interests of manufacturers in Pennsylvania's public policy process since 1909.
Carl oversees the strategic external communications of the association. He acts as a writer, producer, and reporter for PMA Perspective, a weekly half-hour news program on Pennsylvania business, government, and politics. He also acts as the editor of the PMA Bulletin, a premier in-depth analysis of current issues facing Pennsylvania businesses.
Carl serves as the chief lobbyist for the association and focuses on legislative research and analysis, bill tracking, and grassroots activation. He also maintains the PMA partnership with the Business Industry PAC in Washington, DC by deploying the "Pennsylvania Prosperity Project;" a grassroots toolkit for employers to engage their employees in voter registration and legislative issue education. He has successfully maintained relationships with key state legislators, legislative staff, as well as congressional members and congressional staff. To better advocate pro-growth policies, Carl focuses on building coalitions with allied stakeholders such as regional manufacturing associations, trade groups, and national advocacy organizations. He also directs PMA PAC, the affiliated political action committee of PMA.
While at Elizabethtown College, Carl served on the successful campaign of state Senator Mike Folmer (R-48). Upon graduation, he accepted a position as an Issue Manager with the Pennsylvania Business Council where he focused on the policy areas of energy, environment, health care, workforce development, and lawsuit abuse reform. Immediately prior to joining PMA in May of 2012, Marrara worked as the Manager of Government Relations for the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA). While at PPA, he managed PharmPAC and acted as the chief lobbyist for the organization.
Carl graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Elizabethtown College in 2009, and obtained a Master of Arts in Public Policy from New England College in 2012. In the community, Carl serves as the President of the Harrisburg Chapter Elizabethtown College Alumni and as a volunteer for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. As a life-long Pennsylvanian hailing from Danville, Carl now calls Mechanicsburg home with his wife Kelly and daughter Abigail.