Heather Russell has joined TransUnion, the international credit reporting bureau that operates out of Chicago.
The legal executive comes from the prestigious Buckley Sandler, LLP. Russell, who was a partner at the law firm, served as the head of their Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (FIRST) division. While there, she worked at both the New York City and Washington, DC offices, helping clients with the regulations involved in mergers and acquisitions.
Before Buckley Sandler, Russell spent eight years with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions along with financial services for corporations.
In addition to her time with law firms, Russell held high-level positions at various banking institutions. While at Bank of New York Mellon, she operated as their global chief regulatory counsel. She was the chief legal officer, executive vice president, and corporate secretary at Fifth Third Bank. She served as the associate general counsel and senior vice president at Bank of America.
She obtained degrees in biology and English from The College of William and Mary and went on to graduate cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law. In addition, she was an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Law.
James M. Peck, the president and CEO, welcomed Heather Russell to their company, claiming that she’ll be a “strong addition” to their leadership team. She replaces John Blenke, who’d been with TransUnion since 2003. He was their executive vice president, corporate general counsel, and corporate secretary. Russell’s long experience in global financial and corporate matters should server her well at TransUnion.
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