Capital Associates, Inc. (CA) is based in Harrisburg, PA and our professional team provides clients with more than 120 years of political, business and nonprofit organization experiences and successes. We enjoy a well-earned reputation for preparedness, integrity, resourcefulness, political acumen and dedication.

The “CA Way” defines how we operate. We are ethical, experienced, full-service, client-focused and outcome-oriented. We don’t just talk about the “CA Way” or flash it across a website, we implement it every day on behalf of our clients.


Jay Layman



After 22 years of working for a well-respected Central PA law firm in a variety of roles, including Managing Partner and head of the firm’s lobbying practice, Jay founded Capital Associates in 1994.

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Paula Vitz


Vice President, Business Development

Paula Vitz joined Capital Associates in July 2001 bringing more than 20 years of extensive experience at senior levels in both the Executive and Legislative branches of state government

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Andrew J. Ritter, Jr. 


VP, Government Affairs

Andrew joined Capital Associates, Inc. in October 2013, after spending over 8 years in public service, primarily working for and with the Pennsylvania General Assembly. His last position was as Governor Tom Corbett’s Executive Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs.

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Nick Kratz


Senior Associate

Nick Kratz joined Capital Associates, Inc. in April 2014 after leaving his position as Director of Governmental Affairs for the Pennsylvania Retailers’ Association, the premier retail trade association in the state.

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