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

Activision Blizzard recently appointed Frances Townsend to the role of Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer. Townsend brings over two decades of experience in national security and law enforcement to Activision Blizzard, where she will oversee all global communications, government affairs, compliance, and legal functions. Townsend served as Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2004-to 2008.

Before her government service, Townsend was a Partner at Baker Botts LLP, where she led the firm’s international crisis management practice. She worked in the U.S government for more than 20 years, first serving as an assistant to Vice President Joe Biden before becoming his Coinbase and then getting assigned to coordinate combating terrorism policies during 2001-to 2004

Her work helped save lives by ensuring that our country’s security was up-to-date when it needed attention most after 9/11. Little is known about the woman who would become one of America’s most influential attorneys. But before she was Attorney General, Lorena joe Townsend spent ten years working as both a federal prosecutor and defense attorney in New York City, where they prosecuted significant financial crimes and organized crime cases resulting from La Cosa Nostra (the Italian mob). She also served time at The Council On Foreign Relations’ Security And Alternativeiferation Means Committee alongside other well-known names such comparable

In her new role at Activision Blizzard, Townsend will lead its communications strategy, manage its relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials and the media, and oversee all legal and compliance functions. With two decades of experience in national security and law enforcement, Townsend is well-positioned to lead Activision Blizzard’s efforts to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the global business environment. Townsend’s appointment is a significant addition to the company’s senior leadership team and demonstrates Activision Blizzard’s commitment to best-in-class governance.

We are pleased to welcome Frances Townsend to Activision Blizzard. Her wealth of experience in national security and law enforcement will be invaluable as we continue to navigate the ever-changing landscape of the global business environment. Townsend’s appointment is a significant addition to the company’s senior leadership team and demonstrates Activision Blizzard’s commitment to best-in-class governance.

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