Ms. Susan McGalla hails from the United States of America state of Ohio, where she was born in 1964 in East Liverpool, a relatively small town packed to the brim with working-class people. Born to a considerably normal, middle-class family, Ms. McGalla graduated with a degree in marketing and business from the University of Mount Union, a top-notch four-year college, which is also located in her home state of Ohio.
After graduating from the popular school, Ms. Susan McGalla found employment at the Joseph Horne Company in its corporate office. This position was something Ms. McGalla was very proud of when she first started as a marketer, as Joseph Horne Company was one of the largest employers in the United States, not to mention that the company itself was nearly the most popular department store in North America.
She served the Joseph Horne Company from 1986, the year Ms. Susan McGalla graduated from the University of Mount Union, to 1994. Susan, just weeks before she left Joseph Horne Company, found employment at American Eagle Outfitters. McGalla had such a strong resume – its hallmark was the rapid ascension of important positions Susan had run through over the latter half of her career with the major department store chain – that she was hired by American Eagle Outfitters without even taking one day’s recess after leaving Joseph Horne Company for good.
Eventually, Ms. Susan McGalla earned the joint role of Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer at American Eagle Outfitters. Later on, McGalla would move into the sole role of President, leaving her time as CMO and one of a handful of Vice Presidents there are American Eagle Outfitters. After her departure from American Eagle Outfitters, Ms. Susan McGalla was hired by Wet Seal in 2011 to work as its experienced CEO.