Heather Russell will be the new Chief Legal Officer at TransUnion, a credit reporting agency. As of June 4th, 2018, Russell will be replacing acting Chief Legal Officer, John Blenke, who will soon be announcing his retirement. As Chief Legal Officer Russell will be responsible for the legal government relations, corporate governance and compliance, consumer privacy functions of TransUnion and Subsidiaries, along with other duties.
Heather Russell has over 2 decades of global financial service experience. Prior to accepting the positions with TransUnion, she led the financial institution regulation, supervision and fintech practices at the law firm of Buckley Sanders,LLP. Russell also worked for a couple of other companies such as Fifth Third Bank, where she wore multiple professional hats. Her titles there were Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and corporate secretary. She also worked for Bank of New York Mellon as Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs and Managing Bank Director, for 4 years, as well as Bank of America as a General Counsel Associate, for 5 years.
According to Bloomberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransUnion, Jim Peck, trust that Russell will be a valuable contribution to their team. Russell has the expertise to help expand this ever-growing company. CEO Jim Peck stated, “I’m confident Heather will be a strong addition to TransUnion’s leadership team as we continue to execute on our growth strategy and provide innovative information solutions to benefit consumers, customers and global economies.” Heather Russell has proven she is more than capable of excelling in this position and continues to show her aptitude for financial service.