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Heather Russell: Executive Vice President of Trans Union


Heather Russell is an accomplished lawyer in financial law. Russell earned her JD with honors that received at the American University’s Washington College of Law. Heather Russell also holds her bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary.

Heather Russell’s Career

Heather Russell’s began her career dealing in legal matters of financial services, corporate finance, mergers, and acquisitions at Shadden, Arps in Washington, D.C., and London. Her illustrious legal career includes Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank. Russell spent eight years at the law firm of Buckley Sandler, LLP. Russell was a forerunner of the firms’ financial institution regulation and fintech processes.

Heather Russell Joins Trans Union

Heather Russell joined Trans Union on June 4, 2018, as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. With Heather Russell’s legal expertise and background, she brings to the table over 20 years of legal regulations, mergers, acquisitions, government relations, to name a few.

Russell will be in charge of all legal government relations, any corporative government regulations and imposed compliance, mergers, acquisitions, consumer privacy responsibilities, and as duties of Executive Vice President will report directly to TransUnion President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Beck. Russell will also serve on TranUnion’s Executive Committee. Heather Russell will replace John Blenke, who announced plans earlier this year that he was retiring from the company.

Trans Union

Trans Union is a company that is a powerhouse in credit management, personal information, offering risk management services to companies and businesses, to over thirty countries. Trans Union covers international markets covering across the continent from North America, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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