USAA Real Estate announced the appointment of Andra Purkalitis to its senior leadership team as executive managing director and chief compliance officer.

Purkalitis will be based at the USAA Real Estate headquarters in San Antonio.

Purkalitis most recently served as global chief compliance officer and regulatory counsel at Russell Investments, where she was a key adviser and strategist to the business on regulatory, governance, and compliance requirements. Earlier, she spent six years with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a branch chief and enforcement attorney in Denver.

She also served as chief compliance officer, chief legal officer and regional CEO for Aviva Investors Americas, a subsidiary of the U.K.-based financial services company; chief administrative officer and general counsel for Old Mutual Capital; and executive vice president and general counsel for ICON Advisers.