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Women's Success Series Features Joanne Limbach

Posted Feb. 3, 2014

Joanne Limbach, a retired state and county elected official, will be the second speaker for the 2013-2014 Women's Success Series on Feb. 7 at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia. The event is held from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

The Women's Success Series, which began November 2012, features three remarkable women each year. During each session, participants will hear from a dynamic woman who has enjoyed a measure of success right here in Tuscarawas County. Each session also features networking opportunities and a book selection that the audience will read and partake in a discussion designed to move each participant to the next level in life.

The series is designed to bring together women of all ages who seek better lives, professionally and personally. It is intended to be a catalyst for women to think differently about success, a catalyst to think differently about themselves and a catalyst to think differently about how they live, work and play in Tuscarawas County.

Limbach holds a Master of Arts in history from Bowling Green State University. She taught for Dover City Schools for 10 years and was also elected as a Tuscarawas County Commissioner from l976-1982.  She was appointed by Governor Celeste as Ohio Tax Commissioner from l983-1991.  Limbach was also a founding partner of Limbach, Nolan and Dantonio, state and local tax consultants. She and her husband, Jim Houglan, are now enjoying retirement. 

In addition to Limbach, the 2013-14 sessions include educator Libby Drabik Wallick on April 4, 2014, and Lisa Huntsman, president of Lauren Manufacturing, who presented in November 2013.

The series premier sponsors are the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and Kent State University at Tuscarawas in collaboration with Dominion East Ohio and Tuscarawas County Public Library System.

Planning committee members include Michelle McMorrow Ramsell, director of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System; Pam Patacca, public relations coordinator, Kent State Tuscarawas; Tracey Stevens, external affairs manager, Dominion East Ohio; and Wendy Zucal, director, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum.

Cost to attend each session is only $10 which includes a continental breakfast. Books associated with each session are available at any Tuscarawas County Public Library for check out, or can be purchased at the Dennison Depot. The price of the books will vary but will include a discount off the standard price, when possible. The February 2014 book selection is Secrets of Powerful Women by Andrea Wong.  

For more information or to register, contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 740-922-6776 or email The deadline to register for the Feb. 7  session featuring Limbach has been extended to Feb. 6.  

Other organizations contributing to the Women's Success Series are First National Bank of Dennison, First Federal Community Bank, Trinity Hospital Twin City, Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce, Dominion, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District and Connolly, Hillyer, Lindsay and Ong, Inc.