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Frances Townsend is the corporate secretary, the acting Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs, and the chief compliance officer at Activision Blizzard, an American video game company headquartered in Santa Montana, California. In this role, Townsend oversees public policies, communications, government affairs, and other corporate functions.

Before Frances Townsend joined Activision Blizzard, she worked at MacAndrews as the vice-chairman general counsel. Also, she had previously worked as a chief administrative officer and a corporate partner with Forbes Inc and Baker Botts LLP. Townsend also served as the assistant for homeland security to President George W. Bush between 2004 to 2008. During her tenure, she chaired the Homeland Security Council during the most critical period for the United States.

Frances Townsend served the U.S. Department of Justice for 13 tears under the administration of three presidents, namely President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President George W. Bush. During these administrative periods, Townsend received numerous honors for her public service accomplishments.

Townsend’s success has also stretched to public companies where she chairs Chubb and Freeport McMoRan on governance, corporate social responsibility, and executive committees. Prior to this, she had served as a member of the board of Scientific Games, SciPlay, Western Union, and SIGA.

Townsend is a television senior national security for CBS News and had previously worked for CNN for a similar post. She had worked with the Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group (DNISAG), the United States President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and the CIA External Advisory Board.

Frances Townsend is a custodian on the board of the Atlantic Council, the Intrepid Sea, The McCain Institute, and Air and Space Museum. Townsend is also serving on the board of Foreign Relations and a member of Aspen Strategy Group.

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