Ms. Ray was appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in June of 2020 after serving in the Acting role for 6 months. In this role, she has responsibility for leadership of U. S. Steel’s global Cybersecurity program. She was recently awarded the 2021 CISO of the Year Award from Pittsburgh Technology Council.
Julie has worked for U. S. Steel for nearly 20 years. During this time, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the IT department, including Director positions in both Cybersecurity and Infrastructure. She developed the first U. S. Steel Cybersecurity Compliance program from the ground up, building critical capabilities and services necessary to advance the company’s Cybersecurity program.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, a master’s degree in Internet Information Systems, and a doctorate in Instructional Management and Leadership, all from Robert Morris University. Most recently, she completed the Chief Information Security Officer Certificate program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was awarded the Best of the Cohort award for her case study and presentation in June of 2020. She now serves as a ‘Coach’ for that same program. In addition, she holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
Julie is an active member and on the advisor group for the Greater Pittsburgh CISO Group, was nominated for the Athena Young Professional Award, serves on the Editorial Review Board for two peer-review journals (International Journal of Cyber Research and Education and International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education), is a member of the Board of Directors for Biggies Bullies dog rescue, a volunteer dog walker for Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, and a foster for Pittsburgh CAT.