Signal 13 Foundation, has appointed Barb Clapp, President and CEO of Clapp Communications to its Board of Directors.  The mission of Signal 13 Foundation is to provide financial assistance to Baltimore Police Department Personnel, both civilian and sworn, who unexpectedly suffer extreme personal emergencies that are a result of personal financial mishaps.   

“I could not be more thrilled to join the board of such a fantastic organization,” said Barb. “Police service personnel have always been near and dear to my heart and I am honored to be a part of an organization that gives back to the men and women who risk their lives every day to ensure our safety.”

Barb founded Clapp Communications in 2001 and provides strategic leadership for all accounts.  She is experienced in marketing strategy, branding and messaging, creative conceptualization, public relations strategy, media planning and buying, advertising and branding campaigns, message development, product launches, event management, social media and online campaign strategy and execution.  Clapp Communications' clients include health care, education, nonprofit, corporate, development sectors and state agencies.  Her experience with the Baltimore City Police and Fire unions is particularly relevant to her new role. 

Aside from leading her agency, Barb is a longtime activist in the community serving on several local boards.  Some of the organizations in which Barb has been involved are The Humane Society of the United States, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore County Social Services, Top Brass for the Baltimore Symphony, Baltimore County Horse Show Association, Baltimore County Homeless, YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area, Inc., House of Ruth, Mercy High School, and the Maryland SPCA, where she has served as Chair for the March for the Animals event for seven years.