On June 4, it was official that Heather Russell became the new Chief Legal Officer and Executive President of TransUnion. Ms. Russell earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Biology at The College of William and Mary back in 1993. By 1997, Russell had obtained her Doctor of Law degree from American University, Washington from College of Law.
According to Crunchbase, after college, Heather Russell held many job positions. For her first year out of college, Ms. Russell worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Claude M Hilton. Mr. Hilton was Chief Judge of the US District at the eastern part of Virginia. Ms. Russell spent almost eight years at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom LLP Associates as a counselor of Law. For five years, Russell worked at the Bank of America as their Associate General Counsel. For four years, Ms. Russell was the Global Chief Regular Regulatory Counsel. By 2015, Heather Russell accepted the job of Executive Vice President and Corporate secretary at Fifth Third Bank for a year before moving on to her next job. Prior to becoming Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President at TransUnion, Ms. Russell was a partner at Buckley Sandler LLP.
Heather Russell was chosen to replace John Blenke, who plans to retire later this year. Her new job requires her to handle the customers’ financial data, privacy, security, etc. Ms. Russell will be taking orders directly from CEO and company president, Jim Peck. Peck is confident Heather Russell will be a valued addition to the TransUnion team. Since the company opened 50 years ago, it now handles over 30 countries world wide including North America, Africa, Latin America, and others. TransUnion plans to make the economies of families safer and more secure, creating better communities globally. Russell can’t help but be a success here.
Here’s an additional information about Russell joining TransUnion: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/01/1494394/0/en/Heather-Russell-Joins-TransUnion-as-Chief-Legal-Officer.html