HEATHER RUSSO is Associate Counsel at Illinois Mutual Life Insurance Company in Peoria, Illinois. She manages a variety of litigation matters on a national basis and provides legal and regulatory compliance support to business areas across the company. Ms. Russo serves on Illinois Mutual’s Disability Insurance and Worksite Product Development Committees and is a member of the Illinois Mutual Special Investigation Unit. She holds a J.D. from University of Dayton School of Law (2007) and a B.S. from the University of Illinois (2004). Ms. Russo was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 2007.