Susan McGalla is an executive consultant and businesswoman. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has held an impressive number of positions for a variety of well-known companies and has enjoyed a great deal of success and opportunity through hard work and experience. She used to be the president of American Eagle Outfitter. Currently, she is on the board of HFF Inc. HFF Inc. is a company that offers real estate services commercially and is publicly traded on pittsburgh.cbslocal.com. McGalla is also used to be a trustee at the University of Pittsburgh.
McGalla started her successful business career with the Joseph Horne Company. At the Joseph Horne Company, between 1986 and 1994, Susan McGalla worked a variety of positions in management and marketing. When she started her career at American Eagle Outfitters she began in women’s clothing as a divisional merchandise buyer. From there, she held a variety of managerial positions until she eventually became the chief merchandising officer and president of American Eagle Outfitters.
Susan McGalla has also worked as the chief merchandising officer and president for flagship American Eagle brand before she became the chief merchandising officer and president for the entire American Eagle Outfitters company. While McGalla was the president of American Eagle she supervised launching the 77kids and aerie brands.
In 2009, McGalla ended up leaving American Eagle Inc. Afterwards, she decided to become a private consultant for the financial and retail investment industries. Next, she was appointed the the HFF Inc.’s Board of Directors. Also in 2009, McGalla became the chief executive officer for Wet Seal Inc. She succeeded Ed Thomas the former chief executive officer for the company. McGalla also founded a company called P3 Executive Consulting. Currently, she works for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth.
Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. She was raised with two brothers and her dad was a football coach. She later attended Mount Union College. She graduated from Mount Union College with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. She also serves on the Board of Advisers at Mount Union College. Currently, she is married to a wealth manager named Stephen McGalla.
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