There is a new face in the executive team at TransUnion, one of the three major credit bureaus based out of Chicago, IL. Heather Russell is due to join the company as of June 4, 2018 as Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President. She comes to TransUnion with over 20 years of experience in global financial services with a strong legal and banking background. Heather previously held positions with a top legal firm in London and Washington, D.C. as well as upper level positions with institutions including Fifth Third Bank and Bank of America. She is a highly qualified asset to the team and TransUnion’s CEO James Peck has expressed his excitement about her becoming a part of the agency.
Heather will be taking over for a long term employee who is transitioning into retirement. It would be remiss not to mention her educational background as well. Before earning her Juris Doctor from America’s University Washington College of Law, Heather received both Biology and English degrees from William and Mary College in Virginia. According to Wikipedia, she, as expected, was a top performing law student who was a Law Review senior editor and was awarded the Most Outstanding Graduate of her class. This was indicative of her work ethic and motivation to excel at whatever she does and there is no doubt that she will be at the top of her game as part of TransUnion as well. You can’t go wrong with this pairing of a business savvy legal executive and a top credit reporting agency.
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