Heather Russell – The New Chief Legal Officer

On May 01, 2018, Heather Russell became the new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer with TransUnion. Heather Russell has over 20 years of global experience which includes her skills in the financial and legal services. In her new role, she will be responsible for legal, government relations, corporate governance and compliance, and consumer privacy functions, and will be reporting to the TransUnion President and CEO as well as serving on the Executive committee.

Heather Russell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Biology from the College of William and Mary. She also has a Doctor of Law degree from American University, Washington College of Law. Heather Russell has received two awards, one for ‘Women in Business Law In-House Award’ and another for ‘Ready to Rise-Next Generation of Female General Counsel’.

Heather Russell started her career as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Virginia. She continued her career as a Counsel for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates. Heather Russell would later become an Associate General Counsel for Bank of America.

Heather was also the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel for BNY Mellon, an Executive Vice President for Fifth Third Bank, a Partner with Buckley Sandler LLP, to now her current position with TransUnion. Heather’s education and skills shows she is highly qualified for her new role with TransUnion.

TransUnion’s President is confident that Heather will be a strong addition to their leadership team while they continue to work on growth strategies as well as providing solutions to the customers.

In an article published on globenewswire.com, Heather Russell said that she is excited to bring all her experience to TransUnion. John Blenke, with TransUnion, be retiring later in the year and Heather will be replacing him. TransUnion is dedicated to helping their customers make better and smarter decisions with the information they use to manage their credit.

Checkout Heather’s profile on Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/19351665-heather-russell

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