Manufacturers name Carl A. Marrara as Executive Director after decade as Government Affairs VP

HARRISBURG, PA (June 1, 2022) – The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association has promoted Carl A. Marrara to be Executive Director of the statewide trade organization. Since May 2012, Marrara has served as Vice President of Government Affairs, where he has excelled in advancing the organization’s pro-growth, pro-production agenda.

“Carl Marrara continues to be an outstanding advocate for Pennsylvania’s manufacturing employers and the value that manufacturing brings to our communities, employees, suppliers, and customers,” said David N. Taylor, PMA’s President & CEO. “On behalf of PMA’s Board of Directors, I am deeply pleased to announce Carl’s promotion to Executive Director. His indispensable efforts in coalition-building, communications, policy research, and legislative advocacy mark him as a next-generation leader for our organization, and I am grateful that he will be with us for the long haul.”

“To have the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of an institution as established and impactful as PMA is a tremendous honor," Marrara said. "Having received incredible mentorship and support during my first decade with the organization, I remain focused on continuing to accomplish results for Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and enhancing our commonwealth’s business competitiveness in this new capacity.”

A native of Danville PA, Marrara is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and New England College, where he also serves as a lecturer. Prior to joining PMA, he worked for the Pennsylvania Business Council and the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association. He resides in Mechanicsburg PA with his wife and their two daughters.


About PMA: Founded in 1909 by Bucks County industrialist Joseph Grundy, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association is the Harrisburg-based statewide nonprofit trade organization representing the people who make things in our commonwealth. To learn more about PMA and its work, visit

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