Frances Townsend Career

Frances Townsend was born on 2 April 1959 in Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States. Townsend holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where she completed her studies in political science in 1982. She received a master’s degree from Harvard Kennedy School, where she graduated in 1983 with a master’s degree in government with honors focusing on international affairs and national security policy.

Frances Townsend, who is the executive vice president for corporate affairs, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer of Activision Blizzard, the world’s second-largest video-game publisher. Townsend is also a member of the board of directors at the US-based multinational firm, the most recent successor to the position that she has held for six-and-a-half years. Townsend is a consultant and the former assistant to the president of the US-based research firm The Chertoff Group. She serves as a member of the board of directors at the global security firm Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton holding directorships. Townsend also works as a member of the board of directors at Here Media.

In November 2016, Townsend became the executive vice president of Activision Blizzard. Townsend also became the chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of the global entertainment and media firm in May 2016.

She also became the chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of the global entertainment and media firm in August 2015. Townsend is a consultant and the former assistant to the president of the US-based research firm The Chertoff Group. Townsend also worked as a member of the board of directors at the global security firm Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and the international consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton holding directorships. Townsend also works as a member of the board of directors at the US-based multimedia firm, Here Media.

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