Heather Russell recently took over the duties of the chief legal officer and executive vice president for TransUnion, a move that was made effective for June 4. Ms. Russel brings two decades of experience as a legal executive to the job and has experience in multiple sectors of the global financial services industry. These areas of focus include consumer financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and data privacy and security enhancement.
In her role with TransUnion, Heather Russell will be responsible for all matters pertaining to corporate governance, government relations, consumer privacy issues, and a host of other legal matters. The will report directly to company president Jim Peck as well as serve on the executive committee for TransUnion.
Peck, while speaking on the hiring, expressed confidence in the addition of Heather Russell to the company and said that he is looking forward to the expertise and experience she is bringing to the company.
Russell (@heather_russell) also expressed excitement at taking over the post and says its an honor to work for a TransUnion company that is so influential in the role of providing information solutions that allow business entities to make more informed decisions. She also says that the financial services experience she brings to TransUnion will have a great impact on company operations.
Before accepting her present position with TransUnion, Heather Russell worked for the law firm of Buckley Sandler LLP and was a leader in the financial institutions regulations department. And before this, she held the lofty positions of Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice-President, and Corporate Secretary at Fifth World Bank
Ms. Russell attended William and Mary University where she received her bachelor’s degree and earned her Juris Doctor certification at the American University Washington College of Law.
The position that Heather Russell now holds became vacant when John Blenke chose to retire from the position. For additional info, follow Heather Russell on Facebook.