Growing up around the Jackson Family Wine company Julia Jackson took a genuine interest in the entire process of wine making. Learning every step of the wine making process Julia threw herself into the business, even picking and sorting grapes in the 100-degree heat as a child. Her passion for wine and beauty lead her to pursue the family business and what Julia Jackson knows.
Julia Jackson attended Scripps College in Clermont, California where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art. From there she attended the Summer Institute for General Management program at Stanford University. Following her graduation Julia Jackson traveled Bordeaux country and used her fluency in French to learn more about the family business and the French methods for wine making and more information click here.
Wine making is not Julia’s only passion, in 2014 she founded the non-profit organization Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. Inspired by her mother, Julia set out to empower other women who are effecting positive change in their communities. The company pledges money each year to other non-profit organizations that exemplify equality, community, and spirit.
Julia Jackson is best know for her connection to the name sake family business, the Kendall-Jackson wine label but the company showcases many other brands of wine as well. One such venture is Calina Wines located in Chile. Breaking out of the French wine making tradition Calina Wines cultivates vineyards on rocky soil and produces wine of great depth and quality and Julia Jackson’s lacrosse camp.
Wine is and always will be the heart of Julia Jacksons passion. Whether drinking at dinner, harvesting grapes, or learning the different methods of wine making in California and France, Julia Jackson is all in.
Susan McGalla was born in 1964, and she hails from East Liverpool, Ohio. She was born in a family of two brothers with their father being a local football coach. When growing up, her parents taught her on how to remain confident when articulating her ideas. They encouraged her to work hard in all her endeavors. These values have always remained instrumental in her life.
Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the Mount Union College. The knowledge she gained from the University has been the steppingstone in her successful business career.
More to business and career, Susan is a family woman and is married to Stephen McGalla who is a wealth manager.
Susan McGalla started her career in 1986 at Joseph Horne Company. Though the company was male dominated, she worked hard up to prestigious managerial and marketing positions. This was before leaving the company to join American Eagle Outfitters in the year 1994.
At American Eagles, McGalla started out from the bottom at the divisional merchandise department specializing in women wear. She ascertains of the fact that none of the executive members in the company was female but she was able to transform the culture. She held different managerial positions until she became the company`s Chief Merchandising Officer and President.
She eventually left the company to become a consultant specializing in retail and the financial investments. Her proficiency in the managerial positions attracted Wet Seal Inc., and in January 2011, she took started working as the chief executive of the company. Later in 2012, she left the company and founded P3 Executive Consulting.
Her company has been very instrumental to people as far as marketing, branding, and efficiency in different business operations are concerned. She has served as one of the members of the HFF Inc. She is also the vice president in charge of corporate strategy for the Pittsburg Steelers.
McGalla attributes her success to hard work and flexibility in what she does. She is also passionate about women and leadership.