TransUnion has decided on Heather Russell as the next Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of the company and will assume the new positions officially on June 4.
Russell has enjoyed a successful career as a legal executive with more than two decades of experience in the sector of global finance. Her particular areas of expertise have been regulatory compliance, privacy issues with data and security, mergers and acquisitions, and consumer financial services.
In her duties with TransUnion, Heather Russell will be responsible for a number of activities including compliance, corporate governance, functions of consumer privacy, and managing government regulations.
Ms. Russell will also serve on TransUnion’s Executive Committee and will answer directly to Jim Peck, the company’s President, and Chief Executive Officer.
Peck was unable to conceal his excitement when speaking on the hiring of Ms. Russell and says that she brings an abundance of skill and expertise to the table that will be of great use to TransUnion. Peck goes on to say that he expects Heather Russell to be a valuable addition to the TransUnion brand and will be a great asset as the company moves forward with the execution of its growth strategy and its intent to continue its mission to provide customers with innovative working solutions to customers.
Russell is just as excited as Peck regarding the next stage in her stellar career and says that she is looking forward to working with her new team at TransUnion and is glad to share her many years of quality experience she has accumulated in the financial services industry with the company.
Heather Russell will take over for John Blenke who recently made it known that he plans to retire soon. Presently Russell is tying up loose ends with her present employer, Buckley Sandler, LLP before she fills her new role with TransUnion.
Helpful site: https://www.bu.edu/law/profile/heather-russell/