News  /  11.24.2020

Van Eperen (Now FOVNDRY) Expands Creative Services Team


Rockville, Md. (November 24, 2020) — Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY), an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, and creative services, today announces the key addition of Jase Neapolitan as creative director.

In this role, Neapolitan will lead the development of campaign concepts and pitch presentations for new business and client engagements across a multitude of integrated print and digital communication channels—providing concept and technical guidance while fostering a collaborative creative environment.

With more than a decade of experience in concept and design direction and leading and executing strategic design initiatives to meet business goals meeting strategy, and business goals, Neapolitan was most recently an art director for an integrated creative agency in the region. He has worked with various industries including automotive, professional sports franchises, commercial real estate, recruiting and staffing, and in the energy and utilities sectors among others. Neapolitan has extensive experience working collaboratively with account leads and department leads to ensure design and copy parameters are clear and actionable to deliver on project and campaign objectives.

“The addition of Jase to our team strengthens our ability to direct and execute design projects from conception to completion and readily understand a client’s products, brand, industry, and market,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO and founder. “His never-settle mentality and aptitude for intuitively adapting to new technology and innovative processes push the status quo and encourage a culture built on delivering the utmost quality.”

Neapolitan earned a bachelor’s degree in design from The Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the American Advertising Federation, DC Chapter. Neapolitan is married and a father of two. When he’s not chasing the boys around the house, he finds time to play the drums in the garage and annoy his neighbors.

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FOVNDRY (formerly Van Eperen) is an award-winning, fully integrated communications agency that has made its mark in the public and private sectors, plus a variety of membership-based associations since 2004. We craft custom solutions for multiple industries, including: Health & Science, Transportation, Real Estate, Education, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more. With offices in Rockville and Baltimore, our Maryland-based PR and marketing firm also fulfills the creative and branding needs of businesses and organizations in the DMV and beyond.

We’re a certified minority business enterprise (MBE)/disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. As well, FOVNDRY is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that’s on the federal GSA AIMS schedule (GS07F0312T), and on a mission to help DoD and HHS agencies. Get to know us better in person, and connect with us daily via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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