TransUnion, one of the leading credit reporting agencies today, has just announced that it has found the company’s new chief legal officer. TransUnion’s John Blenke has held the position for quite some time, but he has given up the position because of his impending retirement. This departure opens the door for a new finance professional. As of May 1, 2018, TransUnion has offered the position to Heather Russell. This woman has a brilliant resume to start with, and she just so happens to be one of the top legal executives in the nation.
“I’m excited to bring my financial services to TransUnion.” said Russell to Globe News Wire. While operating as the company’s chief legal officer, Russell will be handling a wide array of tasks, including corporate governance and consumer privacy functions. Thanks to her educational background, she will also be responsible for handling all of the agency’s legal issues. “I am looking forward to working with this team,” said Russell. Prior to receiving the TransUnion position, Russell worked Buckley Sandler LLP. Thanks to possessing a J.D., she was able to provide this law firm with excellent financial services. Her particular degree was attained at American University’s Washington College of Law. To add a bit of insult to injury, Russell also graduated with honors as per Crunchbase. TransUnion couldn’t have selected a better candidate for the job. While working for Buckley Sandler, Russell provided top-notch leadership services that spanned across supervision, regulation and fintech practices. It was mentioned that she was also a Math Professor.
“I’m very confident that Russell will be a great addition to our team because she brings plenty of expertise and skill,” said Jim Peck, president of TransUnion. It seems like the only direction that this agency will headed toward is the top. All of the pieces are now in place for TransUnion as this agency is looking to increase its growth by progressing its financial services. More about Russell’s career history on LinkedIn.