Heather Russel Will Serve TransUnion With Twenty Years Of Experience In The Industry

Heather Russel is the new Chief Legal Office and Executive Vice President for TransUnion as of June 4th. She has twenty years of experience as a legal executive and throughout the sector of financial services. This includes security, data privacy, consumer financial services, FinTech, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance. Her new responsibilities include corporate governance, legal, compliance, government relations and privacy functions. Heather Russel will report to the Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, Jim Peck. She will also serve on the Executive Committee for the company.

Heather Russel (@heather_russell) was previously with the Buckley Sandler, LLP law firm. She led the financial regulation and supervised the fintech practices for the firm. She has served Fifth Third Bank as the Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President, The Bank of New York Mellon as the Head of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy and the Managing Director. She also worked for Bank of America as the Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President. She served Skadden, Arps in London and Washington, DC for eight years with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and financial services. Heather Russel attended the Washington College of Law and earned her JD with honors. Her BA was earned at the College of William & Mary. She is the replacement for John Blenke who is retiring.

TransUnion sees the power of information. They are dedicated to helping people make smarter and better decisions. TransUnion uncovers insights, trends and unique cover stories for each data point using alternative data sources and historical information. This enables better management for consumers of risk, credit, identity and personal identity. TransUnion currently has a presence in over thirty countries and numerous international markets throughout North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. TransUnion uses the power of information to build stronger families and economies all over the world.

More about Russell as a professor: https://math.richmond.edu/faculty/hrussell/

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