The appointment of Heather Russell to join TransUnion as the executive vice President comes at a time when she was experiencing a steady career growth in her field of expertise. Speaking during her inauguration ceremony, Jim Peck, the TransUnion President echoed that Heather Russell would bring traffic expertise and skills that are relevant to TranUnion. He expressed confidence that Heather Russell’s joining the team came at the right time as the company was heightening its growth strategy and providing innovative solutions for its clientele base, consumers, and global economies.
Prior to joining TransUnion, Heather Russell had served in other companies in various capacities. She served as the Managing Director and the Head of Public Policy and Regulatory affairs at the Bank of New York Mellon; Associate General Counsel and senior vice president at the Bank of America; and In-charge of Corporate Finance and financial services at Arps in Washington DC. She also worked as a leader in the Law firm of Buckley Sandler, LLP, serving as the firm’s financial institutions regulation, supervision and fintech services in-charge.
Heather Russell, the new Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of TransUnion, is a BA holder from the College of Williams & Mary, in addition to being a JD with honors from Washington College of Law, an American University. She takes over from John Blanke who is yet to retire in the year.
While at TransUnion, Heather Russell will be expected to use her 20 years of experience in the global financial services sector, her data privacy, and security knowledge, and her expertise in customer financial services to take TransUnion a notch higher.
In her acceptance speech, Russell reiterated that TransUnion provides information solutions that matter to many businesses and expressed her excitement to join the company.
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