Heather Russell lands a new job at TransUnion. The announcement was made by the TransUnion Executive Committee that indicated Heather Russell would be joining their firm as the Chief Legal Officer and the Executive Vice President. The appointment becomes effective on 4th June after the exit of the former Chief Legal Officer, John Blenke. TransUnion is a credit rating firm that concentrates on the issues of credit protection, consumer privacy, and providing information to clients or informed decision making. Heather Russell will be responsible for financial technology, legal compliance and regulatory affairs, consumer privacy and data protection, corporate governance, and government relations. Heather Russell will serve under the Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, Jim Peck. She is also expected to contribute to the TransUnion Executive Committee where she will give overall progress regarding the firm.
Heather Russell has led a successful career under her belt. She has vast experiences and skills with over 20 years in mergers and acquisitions, data security, and corporate governance. Her expertise in legal finance includes retail banking, private banking, bank counseling and compliance, financial institution regulations, and licensing and chartering. Her qualifications and experiences make Heather Russell the best candidate for the position of Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President at TransUnion
Before joining TransUnion, Heather Russell served as a managing partner at Buckley Sanders Legal Firm. Here, she was the leader in financial compliance regulatory affairs and commercial technology. She also served at Fifth Third Bank as Chief Legal Officer and the Vice President. Heather Russell also executed these two roles at New York Bank Mellon. Russell also spent eight years as an adjunct professor teaching financial technology and banking at Boston University of Law. She spent many years at Washington, DC practicing mergers and acquisitions. This makes her one of the most experienced individuals in the sector.