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Joanne Clarissa Rile

Joanne Clarissa Rile, artists management firm executive, small business owner. Recipient Creative award Philadelphia Women in Advertising, 1973.


  • Rile, Joanne Clarissa was born on May 2, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of James Bernard McDade and Mary Agnes Guinan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1956.


    • Director continuity Station WFLN, Philadelphia, 1956-1958. Vice president Rile and McDade, Inc., 1968-1975. President, director Joanne Rile Artists Management, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, since 1972.

      Consultant in field.


    • Editor: (research studies) China's Little Neighbors, 1972, You and Your City, 1976.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors League of Women Voters, Philadelphia, 1970-1974. Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, 1972-1976, National Opera Ebony, Philadelphia, 1982-1986. Member executive committee 22d Ward Democratic Committee, Philadelphia, 1972-1976.

    Panel member National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, 1977-1979. Member Citizens for Arts in Pennsylvania, Association Performing Art Administrators, National Association Performing Arts Managers and Agents (president 1985-1986, board directors 1984, 86-87, 92—), Association Pennsylvania Orchestras (board directors 1990-1991), New England Regional Conference Planning Committee, Internta. Artists, Managers and Agents.



    Writing, painting.


    • Married John R. Rile, November 9, 1957. Children: Karen Rile Smith, Kathryn, Clarissa, Christopher.
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    • 1956
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1956 - 1958
      Director, continuity Station WFLN
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1968 - 1975
      vice president, Rile and McDade
    • 1972
      president, Joanne Rile Artists Management
      Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1972
      director, Joanne Rile Artists Management
      Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States