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Susan McGalla Has Taken The Pittsburgh Steeler Pro Shop Experience To The Next Level

For the the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the NFL’s longest running franchises, giving their fans a great experience is about more than just putting a winning team on the field. They also want to win them over with memorabilia and souvenirs that capture what the team is all about, and that’s what marketing expert Susan McGalla does in the business wing. She recently spearheaded a project that led to the pro shop having even more fun exhibits and an enhanced shopping experience designed to make the fans feel they were coming onto the field and taking part of the action. From terrible towels to jerseys, home products, jewelry, children’s toys and a lot of other merchandise, the pro shop has had its visitors raving about it on social media. McGalla has used her previous experience in improving retail shopping for customers to do so for the Steelers.

Susan McGalla is a graduate of Mount Union College in Ohio and she started her marketing and branding career as a consultant for the Joseph Horne Company. She joined American Eagle Outfitters about 7 years later, and here she began by being in charge of the women’s apparel merchandising and inventory as a regional manager. She started inputting ideas and showing her coworkers in American Eagle’s corporate offices that her ideas could take the company a long way, so she was promoted to a role on the executive committee first as chief merchandising officer and then as president. As president, she helped start the Aerie stores for women and the children’s brand at 77kids, and by the time her tenure ended American Eagle had changed customer demographics from being dominated by males to now being all-inclusive and attractive for females.

One thing Susan McGalla emphasized during her time at American Eagle Outfitters was that even though she made the company brand more appealing to women, she never considered her promotion to president as breaking any glass ceiling as a woman. To her, everyone who does their job at a company and gets to where they do in life should just be treated as a person and not with a gender label. In addition to her role in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ business department, McGalla also is a former member of HFF, Inc., and she runs an independent consulting gig known as P3 Executive Consulting.

Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/18/steelers-overhaul-fan-gear-closet-introduce-new-fashion-campaign/

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JeanMarie Guenot’s Life and Business Experience

JeanMarie Guenot is a business executive in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry with over 20 years of experience. She also has a working experience with all stages of companies both private and public in pharmaceutical R&D, business development, commercial and corporate development, venture capital, and project alliance management. She has worked in various fields in therapeutics and has a high level of experience in rebuilding and building of companies.

Jeanmarie Guenot holds the post of the president and the CEO of the Aphivena Therapeutics, Inc., which develops innovative bifunctional antibody therapies recommended for hematologic malignancies. The company is located in San Francisco.

Jeanmarie Guenot did build and run SKS Ocular, which is an incubator for the ophthalmic company. She was a business advisor of Hoffmann-la Roche based in Shanghai. She is also the vice president of corporate and business development, where she has lead mergers and acquisitions, licensing and alliance management for portfolios of commercial products and R&D of PDL.

JeanMarie Guenot has negotiated and led the 50:50 co-development of Biogenic Idec-PDL, and also the strategic collaboration of commercialization in which the candidates of autoimmune disease drug and three phase two cancer were involved. She is also the licenser of the oncology’s ophthalmic indication to the ophthoteh. She has experience in alliance management, portfolio, and project management in oncology sectors on guenotllc.com.

JeanMarie’s career journey started at Atlas Venture, where she built companies of life science and managed the capital investments of the project. Her scientific career journey began at Hoffmann-la Roche where she was the principal scientist of pre-clinical R&D. She developed and discovered drugs for inflammation, metabolic diseases, oncology and autoimmune.

She trained in medicinal and physical chemistry focusing on protein structure prediction, NRM and X-ray refinement, semi-empirical and quantum mechanical methods, molecular dynamics, and drug design according to amphivena.com. She acquired her degree from the University of California located in San Francisco and her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania in the Wharton school.

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