About Frances Townsend

Frances Townsend was born on December 28, 1961. She grew up on Long Island and had always wanted to be an altar boy or a nun. In high school, she began writing letters to the local bishop and the head of the Catholic Church at the time. She asked if she could be an altar boy. Unfortunately, she was caught sneaking around in the dark.

Frances Fragos has served in the U.S. government for over twenty years. After 9/11, she took over as the chair of Homeland Security. She made tough choices and had to ensure everything was in place when there was danger. Frances wanted to keep everyone safe but also ensure that there would be accountability if something went wrong.

Currently, Frances utilizes her experience in her role as vice president for corporate affairs at Activision Blizzard. Activision Blizzard is a leading game company specializing in action games, including Call of Duty, NBA 2K, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Starcraft, Destiny, Heroes of the Storm, Smite, Rocket League, Battlegrounds, and FIFA. The company focuses on providing high-quality game experiences across multiple platforms.

Frances graduated from law school and became an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn. Rudy Giuliani appointed her as the U.S. Attorney for the federal district of the southern district of New York. He moved back to public service three years later, and she went to Washington D.C. When Bush became President, Townsend became the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. There were many threats to America after September 11. “We had to get the word out about what was going on.” She said. “People need to know what to expect if another terrorist attack.”

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