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Off The Bench With Susan P. McGalla

More women in a company begets 15% increase in successful brand performance. That’s generally speaking. Specifically, Susan P. McGalla raises the level of expectation and accomplishment of every establishment she’s touched. Her male dominated family would have it no other way. She achieved the rank of President of American Outfitters during a time in its history when no women held executive positions. She would go on to create P3 Executive Consulting, and currently functions as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As is par for the course per Susan’s diligence and innovation, the Team has seen marked improvement in fan engagement and monetary support. Some speculate that even though her achievements are remarkable and opens doors for other women to follow, the answer to gender diversity at the executive level remains seated in the will of men to mentor and support them along their way. The numbers would seem to justify agreement.

Susan P. McGalla attributes her professional achievements to confidence in presentation and excellence in delivery. Growing up in a household of male dominated sports figures, she learned early on that she too could contribute to a team’s positive outcome. She recognized and applied the facts that results speak for themselves and that women must do likewise.

Susan’s first career position was with Joseph Home Company where she functioned in various marketing and managerial roles from 1986 to 1994, completing her Baccelaureate degree in Business Administration & Marketing from Mount Union Ccllege while already working. She would then rise through the ranks of American Eagle Brand to become its mothership’s President and Chief Merchandising Officer of American Eagle Outfitters, holding that position through 2009. Susan would later complete short, impactful roles as Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seal, Inc. and her own P3 Consulting firm until her most recent embarkment as Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the esteemed Pittsburgh Steelers. In this, her current position, she continues to make strides that increase the business’s bottom line. Susan P. McGalla also serves as board executive for a number of local and national institutions.