Shirley has held numerous leadership positions at State Farm Insurance during her career. She is currently responsible for Property and Casualty Underwriting Operations Learning and Development, Hiring and Career Progression and supports the seven state Western Market Area, covering CA, WA, OR, ID, MO, HI and AK.. Shirley is a governing board member and Vice Chair of the California FAIR Plan, a board member and Chair of the United Way of Kern County, Executive Advisory Council Member of Leadership California, Steward Board Member for Cain Memorial AME Church in Bakersfield, life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and life member of the NAACP. She is past chair of the United Way of the Wine Country and a trustee of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Shirley earned a business degree from Hampton University, an MBA from Illinois State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the Empire College School of Law. She holds the CPCU, CLU, and ChFC designations.