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Frances Fragos Townsend is an Executive Vice President at MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated. Prior to Joining MacAndrews and Forbes in 2010, Ms. Townsend was a Corporate Partner with the law firm Baker Botts, LLP. Ms. Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. She previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from May 2003 to May 2004. Most recently, Ms. Townsend provided consulting services and advice to corporate entities on Global Strategic Engagement and Risk as well as Crisis and Contingency planning.