Frances Fragos Townsend

Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Executive Vice President at Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Frances Fragos Townsend

Frances Fragos Townsend

Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Executive Vice President at Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

United States Department of Justice

RelSci Relationships

6830

Number of Boards

37

Birthday

12/28/1961 - Mineola, NY, United States

Age

59

Number of Awards

1

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Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Freeport-McMoRan, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Leonardo DRS, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at The Starr Foundation

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hills & Co.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Converse Associates, Inc. - New York

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Co-Founder at Jackie Robinson Foundation

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Ccps Fellow in Residence, Department of Government at American University - School of Public Affairs

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Executive Vice Chair at National Committee on United States-China Relations, Inc.

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Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University - John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.

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Co-Chair, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its services include corporate governance, M&A, capital markets, private equity, equipment finance & banking legal services. The company was founded by Charles Evan Hughes in 1888 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
JD
Class of 1984

The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a law school located on the 182-acre campus of the University of San Diego in San Diego, California in the community of Linda Vista. Founded in 1954, the law school has held ABA approval since 1961. It joined the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 1966. USD Law offers Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees in either a three-year full-time or a four-year part-time program. Advanced law degree programs offered include Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in taxation law, international law, criminal law, health law, intellectual property law, business and corporate law, and in Comparative Law for graduates of international law schools. Concurrent degree programs are offered to achieve a J.D. degree with either a Masters in Business Administration, International Master of Business Administration, or Master of Arts in International Relations.

BS in Psychology, cum laude
Class of 1982

A global center of study and service, American University features some of the most proficient scholars and offers a wealth of opportunities both locally and abroad. American University students have a reputation for being some of the most politically active students of any school in the nation. Considering that AU is located in Washington, D.C., it is certainly surrounded by many opportunities for such activity. However, the University itself also offers a wealth of centers, institutes and programs, such as the Center for Global Peace, the Center for Community Engagement and Service and the Women and Politics Institute, among many others. American University students pursue degrees in various academic areas. Offering more than 55 bachelor's degrees, over 50 master's degrees, a number of doctoral degrees and a J.D. program, AU offers students choices in six major schools or colleges. These include the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, and the School of Public Affairs. Active throughout the community and the world, many AU students undertake internships. Also, AU Abroad, American University's international study program, gives AU students the chance to study overseas. Through AU's world-renowned Washington semester program, students from other states and countries frequently come to AU to study as well. With more than 140 countries and all 50 states represented by its student body, AU has no shortage of diversity. Faculty at AU are top performers in their fields. Many are policy makers, journalists, diplomats and leaders in the fields of science, business and the arts. Financial aid opportunities are extensive and include both forms of aid that need to be repaid such as loans and such sources as grants, scholarships and fellowships which do not. These awards are available to eligible students, and can be discussed with one of AU's counselors.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Commission was originally created in 1973 to bring together experienced leaders within the private sector to discuss issues of global concern at a time when communication and cooperation between Europe, North America, and Asia were lacking. The Commission has grown since its early days to include members from more countries in these regions, and it continues to find that study and dialogue about the pressing problems facing our planet remain as important today as in 1973. Problems and threats have changed, but their importance has only increased due to the more interconnected and interdependent world in which we now live.

Career History
Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer & Executive Vice President
2021 - Current

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard's portfolio includes best-selling video games such as Call of Duty® as well as Spider-Man™, X-Men™, James Bond™ and TRANSFORMERS™, leading franchises such as Spyro™ and Blizzard Entertainment's® StarCraft®, Diablo®, and Warcraft® franchises including the global #1 subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, India, China, South Korea and the region of Taiwan

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government, Legal & Business Affairs
2010 - Prior

MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings invests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies primarily in the consumer products, gaming, entertainment, financial services, defense, private security, medical devices and biotechnology sectors. The firm seeks to identify opportunities to invest in companies with strong market positions, recognized brands and significant growth potential

Homeland Security Advisor
Prior - 2008

The Executive Office of the President (EOPOTUS or EOP) consists of the immediate staff of the current President of the United States and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

SAP National Security Services, Inc. develops full suite of enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobile solutions. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Newton Square, PA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Thomson Reuters Special Services provides consulting services to clients and utilizing proprietary integrated services. Its products include Counterintelligence, Cyber security analysis, Identity and Threat Intelligence portfolio. The company is headquartered in Mclean, VA.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE IRANIAN REGIME.

Member, Leadership Council
Current

Concordia Summit mission is to identify new avenues of collaboration for governments, businesses, and nonprofits through issue-based campaigns, year round programming, and the Partnership Index. Concordia promotes effective public-private collaboration to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. Concordia has grown towards a belief that P3s are a fundamental tool to addressing many societal challenges. Concordia recognizes that cross-sector collaboration offers a solution.

Chairman
Prior

INSA is the premier intelligence and national security organization that provides a unique venue for collaboration, networking and examination of policy issues and solutions. Representing an unprecedented alliance among senior leaders from the public, private and academic sectors, INSA members form an unparalleled community of experts that collaborate to develop creative, innovative and timely solutions to the intelligence and national security issues facing the United States. INSA is a non-profit, non-partisan, public-private organization that works to promote and recognize the highest standards within the national security and intelligence communities. INSA members include current and former high-ranking intelligence, military and government agency leaders, analysts, and experts from industry and academia. Drawing on the experience and expertise of this membership, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance provides the thought leadership that identifies crucial intelligence topics, completes strategic research and promotes innovative solutions. INSA has over 150 corporate members, as well as several hundred individual members, who are industry leaders within the government, private sector, and academia.

Board Member
Prior

The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. The Council comprises leaders from state and local government, first responder communities, the private sector, and academia.

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$100 - $10K
2019

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

$1,000 - $4,999
2019

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan think tank that promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges. Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influence that are shaping the twenty-first century by educating and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of international political, business, and intellectual leaders. The Council’s ten regional centers and functional programs shape today’s policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

$1 - $10K
2018

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Political Donations
$750
2008

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$500
2007

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$500
2006

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

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Awards & Honors
2011
Newsweek Magazine - 150 Women Who Shake the World
Events
Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2012 Concordia Summit

The Concordia Summit hosted its second annual conference in New York City on September 27, 2012. The Concordia Summit Advisory Board was in attendance, along with several current and former heads of state, corporate executives and leaders from prominent non-governmental organizations.

Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2011 Concordia Summit

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2008 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2008 Milken Institute Global Conference brought together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from scientists, business executives and philanthropists to journalists, academics and Nobel laureates - for three days of discussions on how to solve some of our most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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