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Rich Geib II

President Emeritus

Richard D. Geib, II is the fourth generation of the Geib family to own and operate the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home of New Philadelphia. He is also the visionary behind the Geib Funeral Center at Dover.

Rich earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Heidelberg College in 1974 before returning to school to obtain his embalming and funeral directing education from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed professional in the State of Ohio since 1975.

The consummate learner, in 1990, Rich became a graduate of  the School of Professional Funeral Service Practice of the National Foundation of Funeral Service, Chicago, IL and in 1991, received the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.

In 2008, Rich received his Masters of Arts in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University. He has continued his studies to include certification in Developing Leadership through Emotional Intelligence as well as Appreciative Inquiry Positive Business and Society Change.   

Also, in 2008, Rich received additional training in Gestalt Executive Coaching and in 2011 earned Certification through the Gestalt Training Program by the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Rich now works as President of Richard Geib and Associates, LLC, helping funeral service firms and businesses develop successful business models.

Additionally, Rich maintains an active status on numerous local and national boards and organizations including:

National Funeral Directors Association

Member of the Family Firm Institute

Member of the Cleveland Organizational Development Network

International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Board

Cremation Association of North America

Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice

National Embalmers Association

Ohio State Funeral Directors Association

Tri County Funeral Directors Association

Former Board Member of Selected Resources, Inc. of National Selected Morticians (1999-2004)

Former member of the Board of Advisors, Huntington National Bank

Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce

New Philadelphia Business and Professional Association

Founding President and board member of R.T.Y. Inc., (Tuscora Park)

New Philadelphia Rotary Club

Rotary Paul Harris fellow

Board member of Hospice of Tuscarawas County

Board member of Tuscarawas Philharmonic Association

New Philadelphia Masonic Lodge #177

New Philadelphia B.P.O.E. Lodge #510