Heather Russell is the current Executive Vice President and Legal Officer at TransUnion, a credit reporting agency based in Chicago, Illinois. As the Legal Officer, she is obligated to deal with all TransUnion’s legal, corporate governance and compliance, consumer privacy functions, and government relations. Ideally, the purpose of the organization is to help businesses make financially informed decisions. Russell was chosen as the ideal person to hold that position owing to her experience and extensive knowledge in the field of finance.
Prior to her role at TransUnion, Heather Russell held other senior positions where she notably achieved significant success: She has worked with Financial Institutions Regulations, Supervision and Technology (FIRST) from 2016 to 2018; she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Corporate Secretary from 2015 to 2016; Managing Director Global Chief Regulatory Counsel from 2011 to 2015; Associate General Counsel at Bank of America; and as Chief Legal Officer of Fifth Third Bank. She joins TransUnion with enough experience to steer the company to new heights.
Heather Russell studied at The College of William and Mary where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology in 1993. She joined American University, Washington College of Law in 1994 and acquired her Doctorate in Law. Heather Russell has several achievements to her name, including, working with National Women’s Law Center, Banking Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, and the Exchequer Club. Her outstanding performance as a legal officer has earned her awards; she was awarded the Women in Business Law In-House Award in 2015, and Ready to Rise- Next Generation of Female General Counsel. Heather Russell is an influential and inspiring figure not only in the finance industry but to the women in law as well.
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