Frances Townsend is Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs

Frances Townsend is Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer. Since 1992, she has held various positions in the United States government.

Frances Townsend is a political scientist who has worked in government for over 30 years. She was named executive vice president of corporate affairs and corporate secretary. Frances Townsend is also an author and a law professor at George Washington University Law School, where she teaches courses on international law and international relations ethics. She served as the United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush from 2004 to 2007.

Townsend was born in 1961 on Long Island, New York, to a middle-class family. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in political science and law. Townsend is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Studies Association, and the United States Institute for Peace, among other organizations.

She previously served on the board of Stratfor Global Intelligence and is currently on the board of The Carter Center. Townsend is a Georgetown University Law Center adjunct professor and the creator of the Chatham House Rule. In 2011, Townsend was named Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. She held that position until 2013 when she was appointed Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

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