Mark Santayana

Mark C. Santayana is currently PPL Electric Utilities Manager Public Safety. Prior to leading the company’s Public Safety Group, Mark served 3 years as PPL’s Lead Damage Prevention Inspector, 3 years as Damage Prevention and Underground Facilities Program Manager and 1 year as Supervisor Public Safety. PPL is an energy company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It currently delivers electricity to 1.4 million customers in Pennsylvania.

Before joining PPL, Mark worked for Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. as Northeast Liaison for nearly 10 years. As a PA One Call Liaison he provided extensive Excavator, Contractor and First Responder Damage Prevention and Safety Training Programs throughout the State. Additionally, Mark is a 17-year veteran of the Telecommunications Industry holding Managerial and Supervisory positions in Regulatory Relations, Industry Affairs and New Market Development.

Mark holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore. He is an active Board Member of Pennsylvania One Call System. Inc. and Chairman of their Board Development Committee. In 2018 Mark was selected as an inaugural member and Secretary of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissions Damage Prevention Committee, holding a 3-year term. Mark is also a Member of the Accident Prevention Committee of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, a member of the Common Ground Alliance Best Practices Committee and a committee member of One Call Systems International.

Mark has articles in the following magazines:
2017 Q2 Issue
2019 Q3 Issue

PPL Electric Utilities: The Show Must Go On!

THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN across Pennsylvania are getting valuable lessons in how to stay safe around electricity through an entertaining theater program that PPL Electric Utilities has been taking to school auditoriums and gymnasiums across its service territory since 2015. Actors from the National Theatre for Children, wearing colorful costumes, perform half-hour skits that incorporate lessons about …

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Live-Line Electrical Safety Exhibit: Birds, Squirrels, Balloons…and Hot Dogs

Life as we know it is possible because of electricity. It’s all around us. Sadly, hundreds of people in the United States are hurt or killed each year in electrical accidents. PPL Electric Utilities (PPL EU) has taken on the responsibility and  commitment to help prevent those accidents and help keep people safe. To promote …

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