Successful Business Executive, Frances Fragos Townsend.

Executive vice president at Activision Blizzard, Frances Fragos Townsend, is well known for being a business executive and lawyer. She joined Activision Blizzard in December 2020. Before joining Activision Blizzard, Frances was the vice chairman at MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc. from October 2010 to December 2020. From early 2009 to October 2010, Frances was an active partner at the law firm Baker Botts LLP. During her ten-year stay at MacAndrews & Forbes, Inc., she mainly dealt with financial and personnel issues. Between 2004 and 2008, she worked under then-President George W. Bush in the homeland security department and counterterrorism. Her excellent skills earned her a chairman position for the U.S Homeland Security Council for four years. Due to her achievements in the public service industry, she has received many awards.

Additionally, Townsend is a board director of two public companies: Freeport McMoRan and Chubb, where she serves as the head of executive committees and social responsibilities. Townsend was an active board member at Western Union and SIGA in her previous roles.

Frances works for CBS News as a senior national security analyst. Before joining CBS News, she worked for CNN for seven years. Apart from spending 13 years in the U.S Department of Justice, she was the first-ever Assistant Commandant for Intelligence at the U.S Coast Guard.

Townsend always brings her legal experience, strategic planning, intelligence in security matters, and background in risk management to every board that she chairs. In addition, her senior roles in the U.S government have helped build her leadership skills.

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