Heather Russell Koenig is a and Executive Vice President and chief legal officer for the consumer credit reporting agency, TransUnion. Although Heather is a new acquisition to the very prominent agency, she is sure to make an impact right away. Her predecessor, John Blanke, is set to retire after 15 years with the company, but prior to his departure he is doing everything to help her transition into her new role. Heather is no stranger to hard work. She received her Bachelor of Arts from William and Mary College while majoring in english and biology. In furthering her education, she attended American University and received her Doctor of Law in 1997. Her diligence and concentrated studies have more than proven worthy.
Prior to joining TransUnion, Heather held the partner position with the very prominent Buckley Sandler Law Firm. There she served as the overseer of their Financial Institutions Regulation, Supervision & Technology (“FIRST”) practice. The (F.I.R.S.T.) practice helps their clients, such as banks and financial service institutions develop strategies to help combat financial stagnation. To put things into perspective, a few of Buckley Sandler clients, past and present, include 17 of the 20 largest banks in the United States.
Prior to her position with Buckley Sandler, Heather also held other executive level positions. One very noteworthy being that of Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Fifth Third Bank, which was at the time the 12th largest bank in the US. She also spent some time with Bank of New York Mellon, which is one of the three oldest banking corporations in the US, holding about 2 trillion dollars in assets under management. There she held the title of Global Chief Regulatory Counsel and was able to found the International office of public policy and Regulatory Affairs. The objective of the Regulatory Affairs Department is to manage the bank’s relationships with its Regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.
The future is very bright for Heather Russell and the TransUnion company. There may not be anyone more excited about this then Jim Peck, president and CEO of TransUnion. He has stated that he is confident in Heather’s leadership qualifications.
More news about Russell’s appointment as new CLO: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/01/1494394/0/en/Heather-Russell-Joins-TransUnion-as-Chief-Legal-Officer.html