Frances Townsend: Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer

Frances Townsend is the Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Activision Blizzard. She has been in this position since 2007, when she joined the White House. For more than two decades before that, Frances Townsend served as a high-ranking official in multiple administrations, including serving as Assistant to U.S. President George W Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (2002-2004), Assistant Attorney General of the United States (2001-2005), Director of DOJ’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (1999-2001) and Deputy National Security Advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton (1997-2000).

Townsend is also a member of the board of directors for Chubb and has been since 2010. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in political science from Mount Holyoke College. Townsend was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2005 and one of the Top 50 Women in Business by Fortune Magazine in 2006.

Activision Blizzard is one of the world’s largest video game companies, and Frances Townsend has been instrumental in its success. Her experience and expertise in corporate governance, compliance, and security have made her an invaluable member of the team at Activision Blizzard. As Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, Townsend is responsible for developing and implementing its global corporate affairs strategy, overseeing its compliance program, and serving as its principal legal officer. She has been with Activision Blizzard since 2007, and in that time, the company has grown from a $500 million business to a $24 billion industry.

Townsend is also on the boards of directors for Chubb, Activision Blizzard’s Board Audit Committee and Human Resources Committees. Townsend holds a B.An in political science from Mount Holyoke College (1977) and graduated with honours from Harvard Law School (1980).

Frances Townsend is an American security expert who has served as Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer at Activision Blizzard since 2007. Townsend is on the board of directors for Chubb and has been with Activision Blizzard since it was a $500 million business to its current status as a $24 billion business. She also holds an A.B in political science from Mount Holyoke College (1977) and graduated with honours from Harvard Law School (1980).

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