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Frances Townsend, Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Activision Blizzard

Frances Townsend is the Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer of Activision Blizzard. She has been in this role since April 2016. Before that, she was a member of the Global Board of Directors for Chubb Corporation, where she served as its Lead Director from 2011 to 2015. Frances also served as Assistant to President George W. Bush during his first term, Homeland Security advisor, and National Security Council’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism.

In addition to her role as Activision Blizzard’s Executive Vice President, Frances is on the Board of Directors for MetLife and Latham & Watkins LLP. She is also the Chairwoman of the Board for International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC).

Frances Townsend has an extensive background in government service and public policy, including serving as Assistant to President George W. Bush during his first term; Homeland Security advisor; and National Security Council’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. President Barack Obama nominated Frances on April 21, 2009, to serve as Counselor to the president. She advocated national security interests across federal agencies, focusing on intelligence matters related to counterterrorism operations abroad and cyber-security efforts at home. During her tenure, she led major initiatives that increased transparency into U.S.-led counterterrorist activities while protecting sources and methods used by intelligence professionals worldwide.

Frances graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelors in Foreign Service and then went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at American University Washington College of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of International Law. Frances is fluent in French and Italian. She has received several honors, including being named as one of “Washington’s Most Powerful Women” by The National Law Journal (2010); #15 most powerful woman outside D.C., Fortune Magazine (2011); Top 50: Lawyers who stand out among their peers – Chambers USA; San Diego Legal Elite – Daily Transcript; Government Executive magazine – Federal 100 Award winner; and Guardian of Small Business award by NFIB/CA District Office (2014).

Frances Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush during his first term, Homeland Security advisor, and National Security Council’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism. President Barack Obama nominated Frances on April 21, 2009. She advocated national security interests across federal agencies, focusing on intelligence matters related to counterterrorism operations abroad and cyber-security efforts at home. She led major initiatives that increased transparency into U.S.-led counterterrorist activities while protecting sources and methods used by intelligence professionals around the world

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