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executive , writer , marketing consultant

Shirley Merle Riley-Davis, American advertising agency executive, marketing consultant, writer.


Riley-Davis, Shirley Merle was born on February 4, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of William Riley and Beatrice Estelle (Whittaker) Byrd.


Student, University Pittsburgh, 1952.


Copywriter Pittsburgh Mercantile Company, 1954-1960. Executive secretary University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1962-1967. Copy supervisor Northwest Ayer, New York City, 1968-1976, associate creative director Chicago, 1977-1981.

Copy supervisor Leo Burnett, 1981-1986. Freelance advertising and marketing consultant, since 1986. Advertising and marketing director Child and Family Service, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1992-1996.

Advertising marketing director Jude Entertainment, 1998. Visiting professor Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program. Print, radio, and television commercials.


Member advisory Community Diabetes, past board directors People's Hope for Housing, Ypsilanti. Advisory board, founding member African American Alzheimer's Support Group, Ypsilanti, since 1995. Board directors housing bureau for Srs.

University Michigan Medical Center, 1995-1996. Volunteer Washtenaw County Foster Grandparent Program. Member Women in Film, Facets Multimedia Film Theatre Organization (founding board directors), Greater Chicago Council for Prevention of Child Abuse, International Platform Association, Epilepsy Foundation Chicago (past board directors), Silver Club (member advisory board), Washtenaw County Senior Leaders.


  • Other Interests

    Dance, poetry, design, writing, volunteering.


Married Louis Davis; 1 child, Terri Judith.

William Riley Byrd

Beatrice Estelle (Whittaker) Byrd

Louis Davis

Terri Judith Riley-Davis