Looking At The Rise Of American Businesswoman Susan McGalla

Susan McGalla is the Vice President Of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburg Steelers. Her interest in football is a family affair given her father was a local football coach when she was young and her two brothers are avid football fans. She was raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, and graduated from Mount Union College with a degree in business and marketing in 1986.

McGalla’s first executive level experience was the President and Chief Merchanding Officer for the retailer American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. She worked with this company for 15 years in a variety of leadership roles. During the time she worked for American Eagle Outfitters the company’s revenue went from $340 million to over $3 billion. After a period of serving as a highly sought out Retail Industry Consultant, Susan McGalla was named as the Chief Executive Officer of The Wet Seal, Inc. During her time with this company she oversaw the complete rebranding of the company’s products and ability to lead in on-point trends and quality. In January 2013 she also founded her own company. P3 Executive Consulting LLC, where she consulted on projects in the clothing specialty retail industry. She is a recognized expert in branding, operational efficiencies, and marketing of products and services.

Susan McGalla has spoken about her experiences as a woman at the top levels of corporate management. Among the many audiences she has spoken to is the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburg, a city in which she has worked for much of her career. McGalla has also engaged as a speaker in the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series in which Chief Executive Officers offer their experience and wisdom to students who hope to follow their path to success.

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