TransUnion Appoints Eli Peterson Deputy General Counsel for Public Policy and Privacy
TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today that Eli Peterson will join the company as Deputy General Counsel for Public Policy and Privacy effective August 5.
In this new position, Peterson will lead the global groups responsible for public policy, government relations, regulatory advocacy, and privacy. With senior management, Eli will drive enterprise strategy pertaining to the intersection of TransUnion’s major businesses with governmental bodies globally and lead the firm’s cross-business legal support on all privacy matters. Based in Washington, D.C., Peterson will report directly to Heather Russell, TransUnion’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.
“TransUnion’s mission is to help people around the world access opportunities that lead to a higher quality of life. We engage with policymakers around the world every day in order to advance our work and ensure consumers’ information remains safe,” said Russell. “I am very pleased to add Eli’s expertise in this area to influence strategy and strengthen our ability to engage with governments on a global scale.”
Peterson joins TransUnion from BNY Mellon where he was a Managing Director, member of the firm’s Operating Committee and ran the Global Regulatory Policy and Government Affairs group. In that capacity, he oversaw the regulatory and political operations of BNY Mellon in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. A significant portion of the role involved leading the bank’s engagements with regulators in the wake of the financial crisis and through the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Basel Accord.
Prior to his tenure at BNY Mellon, Peterson was Associate General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Counsel of The Clearing House, a consortium of the world’s largest banks and the operator of various payments businesses. Before that, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. with McIntyre & Lemon, a boutique banking and political firm. Peterson holds a JD from Catholic University and a BA from Bucknell University.
“TransUnion is at the vanguard of countless exciting opportunities in the risk and data analytics spaces that are helping consumers and economies worldwide,” said Peterson. “I am excited to be joining the company, and see great potential to leverage technology to ensure that information is used in the best interest of consumers.”
About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)
Information is a powerful thing. At TransUnion, we realize that. We are dedicated to finding innovative ways information can be used to help individuals make better and smarter decisions. We help uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity. Today, TransUnion has a global presence in more than 30 countries and a leading presence in several international markets across North America, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Through the power of information, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies and families and safer communities worldwide.
We call this Information for Good®.