David N. Taylor
President & CEO
David N. Taylor is President of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA), a statewide trade organization representing the interests of manufacturers in the state’s public policy process since 1909.
Taylor is a 1990 graduate of Dickinson College, where he earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Dramatic Arts. He previously worked for the Research Department of the Republican National Committee in Washington DC, the late state Sen. John J. Shumaker (R-Dauphin), and the Pennsylvania Leadership Council. Immediately prior to joining PMA in 1997, he worked in the Washington DC office of U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Allegheny), where he served as the staff writer for issues before the U.S. Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Intelligence, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.
Taylor serves on the boards of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research, the Pennsylvania Leadership Council, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, the Pennsylvania eCommerce Association, and the Pennsylvania Business Council Education Foundation. Since 2010, Taylor has represented the northeast United States on the board of directors of the Conference of State Manufacturers Associations. He is also an Advisory Committee member of the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance.
In 2012, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett appointed him to the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council. In 2006, the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal named him one of the “Top Forty under 40” business leaders. In 2002, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on a review panel for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Presidential Rank Awards program.
In the community, David serves as President of Gamut Theatre Group, home of the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company and Popcorn Hat Players Children’s Theatre. He is also School Board President of Commonwealth Connections Academy, a statewide online charter school, and a member of Central Pennsylvania MENSA.
A native of Huntingdon PA, he is the son of former Huntingdon County President Judge Newton C. Taylor and Nancy R. Taylor. David lives near Hershey PA with his wife Erica and daughter Meredith.
Carl A. Marrara
Vice President, Government Affairs
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 through PMA's Advocacy Toolkit. He also maintains the PMA partnership with the Business Industry PAC in Washington, DC by deploying the "Pennsylvania Prosperity Project;" a 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. Additionally, he serves as a part-time lecturer for New England College and as a guest lecturer in a variety of educational settings. In the community, Carl serves as the President-emeritus of the Harrisburg Chapter Elizabethtown College Alumni and as a volunteer advisor for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week. As a life-long Pennsylvanian hailing from Danville, Carl now calls Mechanicsburg home with his wife Kelly and daughters Abigail and Layla.