Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp
Councilwoman Suzanne Klapp began her first term on the Scottsdale City Council in January 2009, and was re-elected to a second term which began in January 2013.
She has 37 years of broad management experience in manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. She began her career with the Whirlpool Corp. where she worked for 14 years in a variety of staff and operations management positions in marketing, internal and external communications, human resources, production and material control. She was Whirlpool’s company spokesman for its large refrigeration manufacturing facility in Evansville, IN and the company’s headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Councilwoman Klapp owned a custom injection molding plastics plant for five years in Indiana before moving west. She was general manager of Larson Juhl’s logistics center in Los Angeles for five years, overseeing sales and operations for the framing products distributor throughout southern California and Hawaii. She joined the FastFrame custom framing franchise stores in 1997 as a retailer in the Los Angeles area.
She moved to Scottsdale in 1998 and since then has owned custom framing retail stores in Scottsdale and Phoenix. She is also Arizona regional developer for the FastFrame group of stores and has helped grow the franchise locations in the state from two stores to 10. She personally manages the only store she currently owns, which is located in Scottsdale.
She and her husband Tim continue to pursue several entrepreneurial interests.
Councilwoman Klapp is active in the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Pinnacle Peak, Women of Scottsdale, and Legislative District 8 Republican Committee. She is a graduate of Valley Leadership and is on the Advisory Board of Scottsdale Leadership. Councilwoman Klapp serves on the MAG Domestic Violence Council and the City Council’s Audit Subcommittee.
She grew up in Evansville and attended the University of Evansville where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism and was Campus Editor of the school newspaper. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas.
Last Updated: September 2013