Born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, Susan P. McGalla was the only girl in the family of three children. Her father was a coach at a local football club. She studied at the Mount Union College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing. She is appointed to the Board of Advisors at the College and also a wife to Stephen McGalla, who is a wealth manager. Susan McGalla is a business woman from the United States of America and is also an executive consultant. She is more known for being the former president of American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and former Chief Executive Officer of Wet Seals Inc. Susan McGalla is started jer long successful career at Joseph Horne Company. There she served in several marketing and managerial positions for eight years from 1986. She then joined American Eagle Inc. Where she was the divisional merchandise buyer for women’s clothing. She went from level to level until she became the President of the company and the C.M.O [Chief Merchandising Officer].She was a success until she quit in 2009. From there she became a private consultant for retail and financial investment services. McGalla was later appointed to the Board of Directors of HFF Inc. and then C.E.O. of Wet Seal Inc. She is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Growth at Pittsburg Steelers. Susan McGalla is a successful woman in all respects. She owes her success to growing up as a last born in with two elder brothers and father who was a football coach. Her father was strict and never treated her differently as a girl, something she says served to harden her to work with people of all gender. She is a very hardworking lady with proof being her continued rise and rise in positions with all the companies she has worked with. Susan McGalla always encourages other women always to work hard to fulfill their dreams no matter how hard it may seem for a woman since everyone is equally gifted. She insists she is a person, not a woman or a man. This was when she was approached by a group of people to encourage her to fill in an application for an award for ladies in managerial posts. In the application she insisted she treats shopping and sports equally with the same passion. It turned out the group was not impressed with the application that they requested another one. Susan is a perfect example of what a woman or rather anyone can achieve when the mind is at the right place and is always motivated by what you want to become. What a man can do a woman can do better.