• December 11, 2021

American Lawyer, Frances Townsend

Frances Townsend is an American lawyer and business executive, who was born in 1961 in Mineola, New York. Her parents weren’t financially able to provide their daughter with a college education. So, Fran Townsend worked at various different jobs to pay for this expense, herself.

In 1982, Frances graduated and received a BA in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology from American University. The next year, Fran attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where she earned her J.D.

In 1985, Fran started her initial career in law working as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y.

At one point in time, Frances was employed at MacAndrews & Forbes, as Executive Vice President for all business affairs and the Chief Administrative Officer.

Under President George W. Bush, Fran served from (2004-2008) as the assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism. This was a period of time in United States history, in which there were many critical changes taking place.

In 2008, Fran expanded her career and became a contributor for CNN. Eventually, she decided to change over to CBS, working for this network as a national security analyst.

Through the years, Fran has served on several non-profit boards. One is the Atlantic Council, its headquarters is located in Washington, DC. For the Council on Foreign Relations, Fran also serves as a Chairperson. Their purpose is to prepare the world for the next pandemic we will be facing.

At this present time, Townsend works for Activision Blizzard, as the Executive Vice President for business affairs. Their goal at this corporation is to provide employees with a selection of effective insurance programs, to cover their every need. And the benefits portfolio is constantly being upgraded and improved. They partner with other pioneer companies, to give their employees the best coverage possible.