Heather Russell As TransUnion’s New Chief Legal Officer

22 Jun

Heather Russell As TransUnion’s New Chief Legal Officer

It was recently announced that Heather Russell, an experienced legal executive, will now serve as the executive vice president and chief legal officer of TransUnion. The newly appointed executive will begin her position on June 4, 2018. Prior to joining the professional team at TransUnion, Russell led the Buckley Sandler’s law firm division for its financial institutions regulation, supervision and financial technology “FinTech” practices. Her clients included financial services institutions, commercial banks and FinTech companies. Her main duties were to address strategic challenges pertaining to regulatory issues and concerns. Russell would travel back and forth to both of the firm’s locations in New York City and Washington, D.C., to discuss mergers and acquisitions, implement regulatory changes and more.

Heather Russell has over two decades of experience in global and consumer financial services. Her expertise includes data privacy, security, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and many other financial services. She obtained her J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. and was awarded as their “Most Outstanding Graduate.” Russell also received an undergraduate degree in biology and English from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. The president and chief executive officer of TransUnion, Mr. James M. Peck, proudly stated that he feels confident that Heather Russell will be a solid addition to the company’s team of leaders. She is set to replace Mr. John Blenke, who has worked at TransUnion since 2003. Blenke will guide her through her tasks and duties before he retires.

Official Contact Details: @heather_russell


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