Meet our Judges

Emilee BetzEmilee Betz (CS ’17)

Emilee Betz is a software engineer and Pittsburgher from the Pitt CS Class of 2017. During her time at Pitt, she was very active in the CS community, taking part in in the coordination such events as She Innovates, Steelhacks, and WiCStart. She was the president of the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) student organization from 2015-2017. She also minored in film, studying some of her favorite directors including native Pittsburgher George Romero. She did her internship at Apple in Core Operating Systems, a bay area based position to which she returned after graduating. In fall 2018, she left the OS team in favor of a position in Pittsburgh working on Apple's productivity apps. When she is not working on cool new productivity features, she enjoys backpacking through the wilderness with her black lab, Duke.

JordanRobert Jordan (MST ‘93)

A native of Bowie, Maryland, Robert Jordan is the Principal Cyber Security Architect for Aireon, a Washington, D.C. based aerospace company that utilizes a global satellite network for tracking aircraft worldwide.

Jordan has 25 years of experience providing innovative security and network engineering solutions to industries ranging from Aerospace and software, to healthcare and banking.

He has a Master of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Dayton. He also is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). The CISSP is the top technical security certification in the industry.

When not implementing cyber technologies, Jordan can be found on the Chesapeake Bay or one of the world’s oceans pursuing his passion for sailing and adventure.

Debra KingDebra King (MSIS ’85)

Debra King was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received a BS in Child Development/Child Care and Psychology in 1983 and an MS in Information Science in 1985. Both from the University of Pittsburgh. King is currently on a doctoral journey focusing on organizational leadership with an emphasis in Christian ministry.

In March 2018, King retired from a 30+ year career as a global executive with ExxonMobil. In September 2018, she founded The DragonFly Consulting Group, A Kingdom Sourced LLC where she mentors, coaches and am a solutionist for individuals and businesses via King volunteers as a Senior Leader for Tony Robbins. She sits on Advisory Boards for three companies and the Board of Visitor for Pitt SCI. She attends The Woodlands United Methodist Church, and in her spare time, she enjoys trekking, NBA games, Dave Matthews Band concerts, and listening to books.

Lisa SchreiberLisa Schreiber 

Lisa Schreiber is a native of Northwestern PA and is the Chief Customer Success Officer for Forcepoint, a Cyber Security Company that solves the world’s most complex issues with a human centric point of view.  She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in computer science and is very active with the University. Her career has spanned startups and fortune 500 companies, her passion has always been the customer. 

When not helping making companies and their employees more secure she can be found out on the trails of the Bay Area hiking with her family and trusted golden retriever.  Lisa is a volunteer adult Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader; annually she participates in camping trips and day camp sessions with scouts of all ages.  Lisa often speaks at the high school and college level on STEM careers.

Mark ShozdaMark Shozda (CS ‘80)

Mark is a retired CTO / CIO with a proven track record in the delivery of superior business and technology solutions which address organizational strategy and customer needs within the financial services industry. He is passionate about establishing effective relationships with all business constituents and is driven to develop organizational talent to ensure high performance teams.

Shozda’s extensive professional career includes executive roles with PNC Financial Services Group, BNY Mellon and FNB Corporation. His professional responsibilities included business systems analysis, software design and engineering, digital / ecommerce services, data network and telecommunications, data management / governance and datacenter services.

Shozda is a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and possesses a BS in Computer Science and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business. He has been an active member of the university’s Computer Science Industry Board and is active with the School of Computing and Information.