The Career of Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla is a businesswoman from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She is currently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development at The Pittsburg Steelers, LLC. Prior to this, Susan McGalla held a management position at American Eagle Outfitters, where she was also promoted to President near the end of her tenure with the company. As president of the company, she oversaw the launch of aerie and 77kids, the company’s kids’ brands. As founder of P3 Executive Consulting, Ms. McGalla has extensive expertise in the fashion industry.

Another of Susan McGalla’s prior positions include the role of CEO of Wet Seal. She also provides marketing, retail, and fashion consulting services. Another of her roles includes sitting on the boards of HFF, Inc., a commercial services real estate company, and the Magee-Women’s Hospital Research Institute and Foundation. Ms. McGalla is director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.

Born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, Susan McGalla earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Mount Union College and is currently serving on the Board of Advisors.

Susan McGalla is a strong supporter of women in business, and she has given many speeches on the topic. She has spoken in front of the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburg, and Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEO’s. She has experience working in predominately male companies and does not feel that women should be cut slack based on their gender. She is successful working with both men and women and encourages others to feel the same.

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