Susan McGalla is an executive consultant and businesswoman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was born in East Liverpool Ohio where her father was a football coach she was brought up together with 2 brothers. She attended Mount Union College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. She then went on to join the board of directors of her former college some years late bringing a wealth of knowledge to the team.
After graduating from college she began working for Joseph Horne Company from the year 1986 she served in various capacities starting from marketing positions working her way up to later hold senior managerial positions. After leaving the company she immediately joined American Eagle Outfitters her first role was divisional merchandise buyer women’s clothing. Her streak of hard work and excellent delivery would propel her through various managerial positions she held in the organization culminating in her being appointed chief merchandising officer and then company president. During her tenure as president, she was responsible for overseeing the development of various new brands in the company the most notable being aerie and 77kids.
In 2009 after a very successful tenure, she left the organization to venture into private practice. Her passion for retail and financial investment saw her become one of the top consultants in the country. This is a field she had so much experience and had successfully overseen companies that dealt primarily with retail which meant it is a field she understood in and out. Susan then went on to open P3 Executive Consulting in 2013 immediately propelling her to being an authority in matters finance and retail and from that point on she consults for top organizations and executives looking for insight in the retail sector.
Susan McGalla wears many other hats and holds many positions in different capacities which are a reflection of her diverse capabilities these positions include member of the board of HFF Inc, at the Pittsburgh Steelers she is Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development, she sits on the board of Magee-Women’s Hospital and is director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.With such level of responsibility, McGalla is not just a business leader but a proven performer with a proven track record and is one of the most revered women in retail.
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