Susan McGalla is most well known for being the Director of Planning for the football team the Pittsburgh Steelers. Susan McGalla was born in East Liverpool, Ohio and shared a small home with her two brothers, mother, and father who made a living as a coach for a local football team. The game was a big deal within their family. Her two brother played football while they were in school and it would effect Susan McGalla’s future profession. She graduated from Mount Union College where she studied business and marketing and earned her bachelor’s degree. During her time at Mount Union College she met her future husband, Stephen McGalla, who would later become a wealth manager. Later Susan McGalla would become a member of the Mount Union College’s Board of Advisors. She was a former director for the Allegheny Conference which focused on Community Development. She remains a member of the board for HFF Inc., which is a company that is publicly traded and gives real estate services to current and future commercial owners.
Susan McGalla also is a board member for the Magee-Womens Hospital. For many years she worked as an executive consultant for a few businesses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her business career started at the Joseph Horne Company in 1986. She had numerous managerial and marketing titles until she left in 1994. Susan McGalla always pushed herself and the companies she worked for to be the best on pittsburgh.cbslocal.com. She even earned a spot as the president of the clothing company American Eagle Outfitters Inc. after working as the company’s divisional merchandise with other managerial roles for only a few years. She also became the company’s chief merchandising officer. At American Eagle Susan McGalla was able to launch their first two company brands “77kids” and “Aerie” which were highly successful with consumers. Susan McGalla also worked as the chief executive officer of Wet Seal Inc. as well.. Both positions she would later step down from in 2009 and 2011 respectively, after many years of service. For a short time she dabbled as private consultant for financial and retail investment industries. In 2012 Susan McGalla founded her own company, P3 Executive Consulting. She would later find herself being hire by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth. She has gone on record saying she is very comfortable with her position and plans to hold it for many years to come.
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