Heather Russell, an accomplished legal executive has joined the team at Transunion as their new Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President. She will assume her new role on June 4, 2018.
Coming from one of the top law firms, Buckley Sandler LLP, Heather Russell played a vital role as an outstanding and vital partner to the firm since October 2016 serving as the head of the firm’s Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision, and Technology or “FIRST” practice
Heather brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to Transunion serving in many capacities in the legal and financial fields. She also places a high value on education and graduated cum laude with her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Biology prior to her studies at American University.
According to Wikipedia, Heather Russell has over two decades of experience working in the global financial services industry. She will be joining one of the leading International consumer credit reporting agencies. President and CEO of Transunion, James M. Peck welcomed Heather enthusiastically stating that he was confident that she would be a strong addition to the Transunion team.
Heather Russell has held numerous executive level positions with some of the leading financial institutions such as Fifth Third Bank, Bank of America, and Bank of New York Mellon.
Heather Russell will be taking over the position formerly held by John Blenke who has served as Transunion’s Corporate Secretary, Executive Vice President, and Corporate General Counsel since 2003. He will be helping Heather transition into her new role before his retirement.