The consumer credit reporting agency, TransUnion will have a new executive. John Burke, who announced his retirement in 2017 will be replaced by Heather Russell. Heather will join the TransUnion team as the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President officially June 4th, 2018. As Chief Legal Officer, Heather will have her hands full as TransUnion is a well-established agency, working with thousands of businesses. The information solutions agency plays key roles in how business is conducted, and in the availability of goods and services to consumers.
Heather Russell brings a well decorated and accomplished academic and professional track record. Russell has over 20 years of solid professional experience, spanning the spectrum of business and finance. Having worked in various financial sectors, including regulations, compliance, acquisitions and mergers, as well as data privacy and security, TransUnion is confident in her ability to hit the ground running. As President, Heather will report directly to Jim Peck. Jim Peck is TransUnion’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Executive Committee.
As part of her responsibilities as Executive VP and Chief Legal Officer, Heather will have control of legal matters, corporate law, and compliance, government relationships, as well as consumer privacy. Prior to joining TransUnion, Heather played an important role in the daily operations of Buckley Sandler, LLP. During her time at Buckley Sandler, Heather lead regulation solutions relating to financial institutions and was responsible for fintech practices. Heather’s professional career also includes Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank. Follow her on Facebook.