A native of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Ralph Butera is Business Instructor at the McCann School of Business & Technology in Pottsville. He is retired from the United States Postal Services, where he served as Postmaster. Butera also served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, and a Regional Instructor for the Army's Combined Arms and Services Staff School.
His college studies include King's College in Wilkes-Barre, and American InterCintinental University in Schaumburg, IL. He has also studied at his current employer, McCann School of Business & Technology.