Heather Russell, the 20-year corporate veteran will become the new Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President on June 4th,2018 of TransUnion. Ms. Russell has been a leader throughout her impressive professional career and brings with her the wisdom that can only be achieved from years of experience in the field. Heather began her academic career earning her Bachelor of Arts in English and Biology from The College of William and Mary in 1993. In 1994 Heather earned her Doctor of Law (JD) from the American University, Washington College Law.
According to Wikipedia, after school, Heather began blazing her way through the corporate world starting in 1997 as a Law Clerk at The Honorable Claude M. Hilton, Chief Judge, US District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia. By 1998, Russell would spend almost eight years as a counsel at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Associates. From Skadden, Heather Russell moved on to Bank of America where she was as Associate General Counsel for 5 years. In 2011, Heather would become the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank for only a year. In 2016, Heather became a Partner at Buckley Sandler LLP. At Buckley, Russell was responsible for Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervisor and Technology (FIRST) before coming onboard TransUnion.
As the new CLO and Executive VP of TransUnion, Heather Russell will be responsible for the day to day business activities that ensure data privacy and security, all regulatory related issues and compliance, mergers and acquisition and FinTech as well as government regulations and other legal matters. Follow Heather on Twitter.
More details: https://www.bu.edu/law/profile/heather-russell/