Susan McGalla is known as a leading American business woman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Susan McGalla is currently known as the president of American Eagle INC. Along with her other roles she is also the CEO of Wet Seal INC.
McGalla is able to sit on the board of HFF INC. This company is known as being a public trading company that helps provide commercial real estate services. McGalla is currently a trustee at the University of Pittsburgh and is also the director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development.
Susan McGalla was born on May 31, 1964 in East Liverpool, Ohio. She began her career by working at Joseph Horne Company. There she worked from 1986 until 1994 in a variety of marketing and managerial positions. Later on that year she went on to join American Eagle Outfitters. There is were she was able to get her career officially started.
In 2009, McGalla officially left American Eagle INC. and went on to become a private consultant for different retail and financial investment industries. Also that year, McGalla went in to succeed Ed Thomas as the CEO of Wet Seal, INC. After that she continued to build onto her career.
Recent studies have shown that businesses that are gender-diversiry are 15% more likely to be able to out perform other companies. There are tons of woman out there that struggle their way to be able to reach higher levels in their organizations. Susan McGalla though has no trouble at all though helping lead the way for other women leaders.
Susan has stated that she credits her work ethnics from being raised by her football coach dad and her two brothers. She went on to say that she had to work for everything she got which, caused for her to have a greater appreciation for everything she got. McGalla has steadly worked her way up in her career and hopes to continue her way up until she reaches the top.