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Meet Heather Russell, the new Chief Legal Officer of TransUnion

Heather Russell is the new Chief Legal Officer of TransUnion (NYSE: TRU), assuming office from June 4th. She is an acclaimed legal manager having served in a number of international firms including Buckley Sandler, LLP which is her immediate former place of work. During her career stretching for twenty years, she has amassed vast knowledge and gained experience which has made her a formidable expert in a number of financial sectors.

Among them includes data security and privacy, acquisitions and mergers, financial technology, regulatory compliance and customer financial services. TransUnion is a consultant and advisory company that is dedicated to coming up with creative and innovative methods that clients can use to get the most out of information and aid them in making smarter strategies. Russell will be in charge of TransUnion’s, government relations, legal matters, client privacy functions and corporate management and compliance.

Welcomed to TransUnion

CEO of TransUnion, Mr. Jim Peck congratulates Heather Russell saying that her skillset and years of experience will go a long way to benefit TransUnion. Peck; who will be Russell’s boss, adds that she will be of strong influence in the leadership of TransUnion as the company continues to seek creative uses of information to benefit their customers and international economies. Accepting the job, Heather said that she is honored to join TransUnion team and she will offer her knowledge and experience without reservation. She retaliated that businesses and the global economy are in dire need of information solutions given the unlimited access to information in the modern world.

Previous Roles

Heather Russell’s previous engagements include Fifth Third Bank where she worked as Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer. She also worked at Bank of New York Mellon as Head of Public Policy. At the Bank of America, she served as Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President.

More about Heather Russell

She attended American University, Washington College of Law and graduated in 1997 with Doctor of Law with honors. She also holds a BA in English and Biology from The College of William and Mary. Her magnificent career has seen her honored with, the Women in Business Law In-House Award in 2015 from the International Financial Law Review.

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