Heather Russell has been hired as the chief legal officer and executive vice president of TransUnion. This appointment was made on the first of May, and she will be assuming the new office on the 4th of June. Heather brings a wealth of legal expertise and experience to the team, having worked for more than two decades in the same sector. She has a lot of experience in consumer financial services, data privacy and security, corporate governance and compliance and also consumer privacy protection. She will be reporting to the CEO of TransUnion, Jim Peck, and will also be serving on the executive committee.
According to wikipedia.org, The CEO sounded very confident about Heather’s competence and added that she would be a great addition to the team. He was certain that her skills would benefit the company as they renewed their efforts to execute their growth strategy and come up with innovative solutions on information, to benefit their consumer and the world at large. He reiterated the TransUnion’s vision, which is to make sure that businesses make more informed decisions and do not compromise the ability of the consumers to look at the information available when trying to make informed purchasing choices.
Heather Russell was previously working as a leader in regulation and implementation of Fintech practices at the Buckley Sandler law firm. Heather Russell holds a JD with honors from the American University’s Washington College of Law. She also has a BA from the college of Will and Mary. She feels that this is the right move for the company and herself because now she gets the chance to test and showcase all her skills as a leader. She comes in to replace John Blenke, who had announced earlier in the year that he was planning to retire. The CEO stated that heather was an asset to have and that she would do excellent in her new position.
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