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firm executive , business owner

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.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1956.


Director continuity, Station WFLN, Philadelphia, 1956-1958;vice president, Rile and McDade, Inc., Philadelphia, 1968-1975;president, director, Joanne Rile Artists Management, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, since 1972. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

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


Board of 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 Adminstrs., National Association Performing Arts Mgrs. and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (president 1985-1986, board directors 1984,86-87, 92-), Association Pennsylvania Orchs. (board directors 1990-1991), New England RegionalConf.

Planning Committee, Internta. Artists, Mgrs. and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, painting.


Married John R. Rile, November 9, 1957. Children: Karen Rile Smith, Kathryn, Clarissa, Christopher.

James Bernard McDade

Mary Agnes Guinan

John R. Rile

Karen Rile Smith Rile

Kathryn Rile

Clarissa Rile

Christopher Rile