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