Shirley is a retired senior vice president from Transamerica Corporation. Her career has included business positions at Transamerica and General Motors Corporation, co-founding of a financial services advisory company and a partner in a major international law firm. Shirley’s 30 years of working experience resulted in her achieving skills in a variety of areas, including finance, mergers and acquisitions, technology, operations, international transactions, public and governmental affairs and law.
Shirley received a B.S. in mathematics from Purdue University. Honors from Purdue include, Phi Beta Kappa, Purdue University Old Masters Honoree, and Distinguished Science Alumnus. Shirley received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Akron. School of Law. Honors include Member of the Law Review and Distinguished Alumni Award.
Shirley was selected as a member of the DirectWomen Board Institute and was a Member of Faculty of the Stanford Director's College, a Director’s Education Program for Boards of Directors. She has been a Guest Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program, as well as a featured speaker at the Director’s Roundtable.
Shirley currently is a past member of the various advisory boards, including, the Finance Council of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Purdue University's Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Science and Stanford University Archaeology Center’s Advisory Board.