Susan McGalla, a resident of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, is a businesswoman and executive consultant who has achieved a great deal in her career. She began her professional career in 1986 when she worked for the Joseph Horne Company. Over her eight years with the company she was steadily promoted into higher managerial positions. McGalla saw an opportunity to advance her career in 1994 and earned the position of President and Chief Merchandising Officer at the retailer American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. This position led to her 20 year career in the clothing retail industry.
McGalla was at American Eagle Outfitters for 15 years. During her time with the company revenues increased from $340 million to over $3 billion. Susan McGalla has also worked as the CEO at The Wet Seal where she successfully rebranded the product lines that the retailer sold.
Susan McGalla has also spent 4 years of her career as a consultant to various retailers as well as financial industry companies. The areas she specializes in is marketing, product merchandising, branding, talent management, and operations. Today she serves as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for The Pittsburgh Steelers, Inc. The Steelers recently released a new fashion line of clothing which Susan McGalla is responsible for. Learn more about McGalla, visit her on twitter.com.
Susan McGalla grew up in Pittsburgh with and has two brothers and a father who is a football coach. She attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing.