Helane Morrison Promoted To SEC Administrator

Helane Morrison has recently been appointed the SEC administrator. She has a long resume that has led to this moment and she is incredibly qualified for the position. Morrison received her B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University as well as a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. During her time at University of California at Berkeley she also served as the Editor-In-Chief of the California Law Review.

After completing her education she served as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and Hon. Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She went on to enter private practice where she practiced law in San Francisco before going on to join the San Francisco Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she oversaw securities enforcement, litigation and regulatory matters. More recently she was employed as a Managing Director, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer with Hall Capital Partners, LLC. A more detailed look at her background can be found here.

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With her new position as SEC Administrator she will be responsible for managing both the enforcement and examination programs that are located in the jurisdiction of the San Francisco office. Her lengthy history includes supervising numerous major investigations that led to enforcement actions. Prior to that she was responsible for defending clients who were being sued by the SEC. She is one of only just a handful of female administrators within the SEC.

One of the tasks that she mentioned she would be taking on include a keen interest by the SEC in the increasingly popular online brokerage services, some of which are in her region. She intends to look into their practices and make sure things are on the up and up. More information on her new appointment can be found here.

In addition to her previous work for the SEC, Helane also has made leaps and bounds in the world of corporate compliance in her role at Hall Capital. She was recognized as one of BizJournals Women on the Move due to her incredible dedication to creating a better workplace for her employees and for complying with all government regulations with a great deal of transparency.


Susan McGalla has a Passion for Business

Susan McGalla has proven herself numerous times when improving the bottom line for retail or a variety of fashion-oriented companies. Once she devotes herself to the work at hand, she’ll dedicate herself to the job and determine the goals to be accomplished using an analytical and objective perspective. Let’s learn about McGalla’s early beginnings and where she is today.

Early History

Susan McGalla comes from East Liverpool, Ohio. Her father, was a football coach, and he raised her and her brothers. Susan attended Mount Union College where she achieved a BA in marketing and business. Her business degree was the perfect platform to give her a strong introduction into business basics that would serve her well throughout her future careers on Bloomberg. After graduating from college, she would go on to begin her career as a businesswoman in the summer of 1986.


Initially, Susan McGalla began her business career with Joseph Horne Company.

One of her biggest breaks came when she signed on with American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) in 1994. At the time, the company was focusing on men’s sportswear, but Susan would concentrate her creative abilities towards accessories and women’s divisions.

Susan would work various positions at AEO where she eventually worked as a General Manager for Women’s Merchandising from 1997-2002. In 2002, she was made the Executive Vice President over Merchandising.

After proving herself and doing an excellent job, Susan was promoted to President and Chief Merchandising Officer where she served from 2005-2007. In 2009, McGalla decided to venture out on her own in the retail industry as an independent consultant.

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In 2013, Susan became the founder of P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. She provided advisory consultation services to financial communities, retail industries, which also included marketing and branding recommendations.

Today, Susan McGalla has branched out and is working as the Director for Strategic Growth and Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As the director, Susan is responsible for e-commerce, merchandising community development and strategic initiatives.

Personal Life

Currently, Susan lives with her spouse Stephen McGalla in Pittsburgh, and they have a couple of children.

Whether Susan McGalla finds herself developing new strategic initiatives, planning future growth, consulting, creating branding strategies or designing new marketing efforts, there’s no doubt she’s ready to go and is up for new challenges no matter what they may be.

Learn more about Susan McGalla: https://about.me/SusanMcGalla