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Steven J. Samara

Steve came to the PTA in 1996 after twelve years in the Senate of Pennsylvania as ESteveDSC_9562_ppxecutive Director of the Senate Communications and High Technology and Senate Finance Committees.  He was the Republican Executive Director of the Communications and High Technology Committee when that body considered and passed the Chapter 30 legislation which laid the groundwork for the deployment of the broadband telecommunications network in the state.

Steve became PTA’s President in 2008 after more than 11 years as PTA’s Vice President. Steve is responsible for lobbying local exchange industry positions before the House, Senate, Governor’s Office and all state-level policy-making and regulatory bodies.  Steve also oversees the association’s weekly publications.

Steve and his wife Kris live in New Cumberland with their two sons Matt and Zach.  Steve is Secretary/Treasurer of the Harrisburg Trade Association Executives, a member of the Pennsylvania Relay Service Advisory Board, and the Pennsylvania 911 Board.  He also serves as a volunteer with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation.

Susan A. Carter, Office Manager

Sue came to the PTA in 1989 after 4 years working for the Pennsylvania SueDSC_9546_ppDepartment of Public Welfare.

After seven years as Administrative Assistant, Sue became PTA’s Office Manager.  In addition to keeping the office running, Sue is responsible for maintaining tariffs for PTA’s active members as well as scheduling all membership meetings throughout the year.

Sue and her husband Tom live in Camp Hill with their two sons, Josh and Justin.