TransUnion Welcomes a New Chief Legal Officer

Transunion’s Corporate Secretary, Corporate General Counsel, and Executive Vice President will be retiring soon. In the meantime, he will be helping with his replacement, Heather Russell‘s progression to the role. She is the company’s newly appointed Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President. Her first day on the job was June fourth.

The President and CEO of Transunion recently voiced his confidence that Heather will “be a strong addition” to the team. She is joining one of the leading consumer credit reporting agencies. They currently serve over thirty countries around the world. The information technology company is based in Chicago, IL, and is one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the Unites States. In addition to credit reporting services, they provide fraud protection tools for businesses and identity theft protection tools as well.

Heather Russell has plenty of education and experience to bring to the TransUnion table. As an undergrad, she attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. There, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and English. After graduating, she went on to further her education. She attended the American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. Heather graduated from law school with honors, and she earned her Juris Doctorate.

According to Wikipedia, Russell has over twenty years of experience in the area of international financial services. For eight years, she worked in the London and Washington, DC offices for the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. While with that law firm, she worked in financial services, corporate finance and, mergers and acquisitions.

Heather held executive positions at the Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, and Fifth Third Bank before joining the law firm, Buckley Sandler, LLP. With that firm, she was Head of Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision and Technology.

Contact her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-russell-1a69209

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