Susan McGalla Shares Her Retail Knowledge And Views

Susan P. McGalla founded P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. She consults clients on branding, operational efficiencies, marketing, and talent management. She has spoken at the Carnegie Mellon University Speaker Series for CEOs and to the Women and Girl’s Foundation of Pittsburgh about her views.

Susan McGalla was raised by a football coach father with two older brothers in East Liverpool, Ohio. Her parents encouraged her to be confident and work hard. She has worked well with both men and women. She attended Mount Union College to earn her BA in business and marketing. She first worked at the Joseph Horne Company in 1986. She held various marketing and managerial positions until 1994.

She began working for American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. in 1994 as a divisional merchandise buyer for women’s clothing. There were not many female executives at the company when she first got there. She held several management positions before becoming the chief merchandising officer and the president. She oversaw aerie and 77kids brands’ launches. She left the company in 2009. She has since become a consultant to leaders in the financial world. She never felt that her gender played a role in her career, but instead she suggest that other women not carry chips on their shoulders.

Susan McGalla is a board member at the commercial real estate services provider HFF Inc. She also sits on the board of the Magee-Womens Hospital Rsearch Institute and Foundation. She was a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh and the Allegheny conference on Community Development’s director. She is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development.

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