Wednesday, October 13, 2010

We Are Inspired By This BOSS: Sherie Riley

If ‘maverick’ defines a person who is able to blaze trails, change industry practices and establish new standards of excellence, Sheri Riley is definitely befitting of the title. As the Founder, President and Chief Partnership Strategist of GLUE Inc, Riley has spent the last twelve years establishing the GLUE brand as the premiere agency for creating ‘partnerships that stick’ by utilizing the company’s access, relationships, resources and intellectual capital to develop and implement partnerships for companies and individuals. Riley’s impressive client list has included a host of blue chip businesses, professional athletes, non-profit organizations and celebrities like: BMW, Crown Royal/Diageo, TMobile, The Atlanta Hawks/Atlanta Thrashers, NBA Entertainment, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Alonzo Mourning Charities and many more.

Riley received her start in the entertainment industry over twenty years ago at Trevel
Productions, a management and production company owned by the late, great Gerald
Levert. She then moved on to work in music marketing at LaFace Records where her
innovative approach to marketing and partnerships helped introduce the world to some of
the most influential, multi-platinum artists of the 90’s including TLC, Toni Braxton,
Outkast and Usher. The creative marketing campaigns she developed led to international
exposure for these artists and the sale of over 20 million albums worldwide.

Riley’s expertise and unique abilities continue to be celebrated and recognized with
honors such as the Atlanta Business League’s 2009 Creative Style Award, being named
one of the Top 25 Women in Atlanta in 2007 by Rolling Out Magazine, receiving the
2002 Female Business Owner of the Year Award from the National Association of Black
Female Executives in Music & Entertainment, the 2001 Entertainment-Atlanta USA
Magazine’s Best Female Executive in the Entertainment Industry Award, and being
named an Outstanding State Citizen by the State of Georgia’s Secretary of State. She has
also participated as a guest panelist or keynote speaker at the National Urban League’s
Annual Conference, MOBE - Marketing Opportunities in Black Entertainment events, the
IMPACT Marketing Retreat, the International Music Summit, First Baptist Church of
Richmond, KY and Spelman College in Atlanta.

Riley is a graduate of the University of Louisville in Kentucky where she received her BS
in Business Administration, and has established the Corrine Huguely Scholarship Fund in
honor of her Stepmother (Bonus Mother), which is awarded to students from her
hometown, Richmond, KY who attend her alma mater. She is an member of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc., and is on the Advisory Board or Board of Directors for several
organizations including the YWCA of Greater Atlanta, The Chauncey Davis Foundation
and the Otis Redding Foundation. When Sheri is not working, she remains busy as the
proud wife of Jovan Riley of Atlanta, GA, mother of budding celebrity Dominique
Danielle, and Bonus Mother of singer Dynasty Riley.

For more information about Sheri Riley or to book her as a panelist, keynote speaker or
host for an upcoming conference or event, please visit or contact
Monica Coleman at

Come meet this BOSS "Influencer", and our 9 other phenomenal honorees, at The BOSS Network's "Influencers" event on October 13, 2010 in in Atlanta, GA. You can register for the event here. Come out and be inspired!

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