Susan McGala, American Businesswoman

Susan McGalla is a businesswoman who specializes in marketing and the building of marketing strategies on a broad base. She is currently Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Susan received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business form Mount Union College where she currently serves on the board of advisors. She is married to Stephen McGalla, who is a wealth manager. After graduating from college, Susan went to work at the Joseph Horne Company which a retail company in Pittsburgh. She worked there from 1986 to 1994 in various marketing and management positions.

Later on, in 1984, Susan McGalla began work at American as a merchandise buyer for a division for women’s clothing and accessories. She worked her way up the ladder in more roles as manager of various posts until she was appointed as the president of the company and the chief merchandising officer. She was subsequently named President of the entire company of American Eagle. During her tenure there she was over the launching of two of the company’s major brands of 77keds and Aerie brands.  More related News on

In 2009, McGalla left American Eagle to be a private consultant for various financial concerns and retail firms. In October of 2009, McGalla was appointed to the board of HFF, Inc.

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In January of 2011, she was appointed to succeed the outgoing President of Wet Seal, Inc. and she worked there for a little over a year, when she left to form her consulting company, and she soon became affiliated with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Related post on here.

McGalla views herself as a professional and not just as a woman. She is not a mousy, sniveling type of person anyway, but she is an executive that can get things done through people. She doesn’t put up with any nonsense which makes her equally comfortable with women or men. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway?

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