Susan McGalla according to prnewswire was born and raised in East Liverpool Ohio with her two brothers. Her father was a football coach in East Liverpool and raised Susan and her brothers here. Susan is now married to a wealth manager named Steven McGalla. Susan is an executive consultant and American businesswoman. She is most known for being the former president of American Eagle Outfitters. Susan’s career began in 1986 at the Joseph Horne Company. During her career from 1986 until 1994 with this company she worked in many different manager and marketing positions.
American Eagle and Beyond
In 1994 she joined American Eagle and began her career with the company. She started as the divisional merchandise buyer for their women’s clothing line. She was promoted through many different managerial positions before becoming the President and Chief Merchandising Officer of the company. During her time as the President and CMO, Susan McGalla oversaw the creation and implementation of the 77kids and Aerie brands. Susan retained this position until she moved on in her career in January of 2009. It was then that she took a role as a private consultant for financial and retail investment industries. She was assigned to the Board of Directors for HFF Inc in the fall of 2009. In January of 2011 she became the Chief Executive Office of Wet Seal but parted ways with the company in July of the next year. After this, she founded P3 Executive Consulting. She is currently the director of strategic planning and growth for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
I Am Not a Male or Female, I Am a Person
Growing up in a male dominant household helped Susan to become tough and to set her sights higher than she could dream. This train of thought and her devotion to success has been the drive pushing her throughout her career. She has fought hard with devotion and passion to become the successful business and career woman that she is today. Never in her career did she ever try to play the “woman card” or insinuate that she deserved anything for just being a woman. In all actuality her viewpoints could not be further from that. She has been the speaker on many occasions and has always expressed her viewpoint the same way. We are all people and we must all work equally as hard to succeed in whatever business or industry that we pursue a career in. This is a very admirable viewpoint from a very admirable woman in today’s business world.