Heather Russell started her job on June 4 as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer with TransUnion. Russell has an abundance of experience and knowledge from her 20 years of legal and financial services, and her skills will prove valuable to the TransUnion consumer credit reporting agency. According to Reuters, TransUnion renders products and services to consumers and businesses, supplying significant data that informs consumers and companies to assist them in making better decisions. So, with the resources that Heather Russell will be bringing to TransUnion, her knowledge will be a more significant, more effective benefit to their clients.
The experience Heather Russell garnered before joining TransUnion was as a division manager for the law firm of Buckley Sandler, LLP, where she supervised financial institutions and FinTech. While Russell worked as a legal executive, she managed the global financial services division which gave her experience with data privacy and security, consumer financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance.
Before Heather Russell’s tenure with Buckley Sandler law firm, she worked for Fifth Third Bank as a Corporate Secretary, Chief Legal Officer, and then she served as Executive Vice President. Previously to her employment with Fifth Third Bank, she worked at Bank of New York Mellon as the Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs and Managing Director. Before her job with Bank of New York Mellon, Russell was the Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Bank of America. Beforehand, Russell became employed by Skadden, Arps in Washington, DC, and London, managing corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
As the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Office for TransUnion, Heather Russell will oversee all legal matters, government relations, corporate compliance and governance, and consumer privacy issues of TransUnion and all of its divisions. Heather Russell will be working under TransUnion President and CEO Jim Peck, and she will report to him regarding all matters. She will also serve on TransUnion’s Executive Committee. Follow Russell on Facebook.