American Arbitration Association, Philadelphia, PA
Michael A. Marra, is Vice President for the Construction Division and has served with the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for more than twenty years. Mr. Marra is currently responsible for expanding the use of AAA construction ADR services in the Mid-Atlantic and New England States. In that role, he also interacts with the AAA’s clients who file construction and real estate cases and the neutrals who serve as arbitrators and mediators. Mr. Marra also has national responsibility for developing the AAA’s construction caseload and works closely with construction industry associations through the AAA’s National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC). In this capacity, he assists the corporate, legal and public sector communities in educating them on the various construction industry dispute avoidance and resolution techniques and in designing dispute resolution systems to meet their specific needs. Mr. Marra is a frequent presenter on the subject of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to his appointment as Vice President, Mr. Marra spent fourteen years in the construction and insurance industries in both operations and sales. Mr. Marra is a graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management.