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Andra Purkalitis

Global Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel at Russell Investments


Andra Purkalitis is Global Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel at Russell Investments. She is the Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive Sponsor for the firm and an active supporter of the LGBT+ network. Andra has been actively involved in putting a "good citizen" performance objective in place for all of the firm's associates, encouraging support for diversity initiatives and actions. She has also encouraged and supported recruiting efforts that embrace diversity of candidates, supporting diversity of thought, opinions and backgrounds.

Her extensive background includes key business, legal, and compliance roles for several global asset management companies. She also previously worked in enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Andra holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, where she was also an adjunct professor.

She comments: "Allyship plays an important role in helping to foster a more inclusive community and a key element is visibility which is why I am proud to support this inspiring initiative."
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