Staff

Fred W. Anton III
President and CEO

Frederick W. Anton III is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA), a statewide business organization representing the interests of manufacturers in Pennsylvania's public policy process since 1909.

Since joining PMA in 1962, Mr. Anton has continued the association’s long tradition of political action, which was begun by its founder, U.S. Senator Joseph Grundy.  Beginning in 1981, Mr. Anton has been the host for a bipartisan seminar and luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on the Saturday of The Pennsylvania Society’s annual dinner.  Pennsylvania governors, U.S. senators, and other leading political figures from both major parties attend the event each year.

In recent years, U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum appointed Mr. Anton as Chairman of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Pennsylvania.

A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Anton has lived in southeastern Pennsylvania all his life.  He is a graduate of Haverford High School, Villanova University, and the Villanova School of Law, and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

 

David  N. Taylor
Executive Director

David N. Taylor is Executive Director and First Vice 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
Director of Government Affairs

Carl is responsible for legislative research and analysis, bill tracking, lobbying efforts, strategic external communications, and PMAPAC management.

In 2008, Carl served on the successful campaign of state Senator Mike Folmer (R-48). Upon graduation from Elizabethtown College 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 earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Elizabethtown College and completed his Master of Arts in Public Policy at New England College.

In the community, Carl serves as the President of the Harrisburg Chapter Elizabethtown College Alumni; as a member of the Elizabethtown College Alumni Council; as a member of the Silver Spring Township Recreation Advisory Council; and as a volunteer for the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week.

A native of Danville, Pennsylvania, Carl now calls Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania home with his wife Kelly and daughter Abigail.