Heather Russell, with 20 years of global experience in financial services, is currently working with TransUnion as the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President. Heather Russell will be serving on the Executive committee as well as reporting to the President and CEO of TransUnion. Heather Russell will be responsible for consumer privacy functions, legal, corporate governance and compliance, and government relations.
Heather Russell attended the College of William and Mary and attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Biology. Heather has also attended American University, Washington College of Law and attained a Doctor of Law degree. Heather has received an award for ‘Ready to Rise-Next Generation of Female General Counsel’, and an award for ‘Women in Business Law In-House Award’.
Heather has worked for the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Virginia, the Honorable Claude M. Hilton as a Law Clerk. Heather has also worked for Bank of America as an Associate General Counsel. Heather also worked for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates as a Counsel.
In an article from Bloomberg.com, it says that Heather went on to work for BNY Mellon as the Global Chief Regulatory Counsel. Heather also worked for Fifth Third Bank as an Executive Vice President. Heather also worked with Buckley Sandler LLP and was a Partner.
Heather is definitely a good fit for her new role with TransUnion. She brings a lot of experience into the role and is very excited about it. Heather Russell will be replacing John Blenke who will be retiring soon.