Corporate Affairs Executive Vice President for Activision Blizzard – Biography

Frances Townsend is a well-known and highly respected public servant. She was the first woman to serve as President George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Advisor, and she has been an influential figure in Washington for over two decades. As the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Activision Blizzard, Frances oversees all regulatory compliance, legal affairs, government relations activities and serves as Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer.

In addition to her work with Activision Blizzard, Frances currently sits on the Council on Foreign Relations Board of Directors while also serving on several other boards, including the US Institute of Peace’s Advisory Committee; The National Counterterrorism Center Support Fund Board; CyberDome (a cyber security initiative); Women in Public Service Project; Girls Inc.; and the Leadership Council for Concordia’s Summit.

Frances is a graduate of Trinity College, Washington University School of Law in St Louis, MO and The American University’s Kogod School of Business Executive Education Program. She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from George Mason University and honorary degrees from Niagara University and Saint Joseph’s College. Frances served on the Board of Trustees at her alma mater: Trinity College (Washington DC). In addition to this, she was President and Chairman-elect of United Way Worldwide; Senior Vice-President for Corporate Relations with Universal Studios Hollywood; National Finance Cochairwoman & Legal Defense Fund Liaison with Hillary Rodham Clinton 2006 Campaign Committee, Super Lawyers Watch List in 2008, top 50 Women in Business by the National Association of Professional Women and America’s Top 100 Most Powerful General Counsel.

Frances is a well-known and highly respected public servant. She was the first woman to serve as President George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Advisor, and she has been an influential figure in Washington for over two decades. As the Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Activision Blizzard, Frances oversees all regulatory compliance, legal affairs, government relations activities and serves as Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer.

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