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Fran Townsend Biography
Fran Townsend is currently a political pundit on TV. She is also the former Homeland Security Advisor to United States President George W. Bush from 2004-2007. Fran previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism. Townsend joined CNN as a contributor in 2008, but later switched over to CBS where she is now a national security analyst for them. She is the president of the Counter Extremism Project.
Fran Townsend Age
She was born on December 28 1961 in Mineola, New York. She is 56 years old as of year 2018.
Fran Townsend Family
Fran was born on December 28, 1961 in Mineola, New York. She is the daughter of John Fragos, a Greek American roofer, and Dorothy, an Irish American office manager for a construction company. Having been brought up in Wantagh, Long Island, Townsend was the first in her family to finish high school.When she was 11 years old, she wrote letters requesting that she be allowed to be an altar boy, first to her priest, then to the bishop, the Cardinal, and ultimately to the Vatican. After her requests were refused, Fran was caught by the priest trying to sneak into Mass with a borrowed robe.
Fran Townsend Education
Her parents were determined to take their only child to a college education, but could not afford to send her to school. She saved money by accelerating her course load, waiting tables and working as a dormitory adviser.
In 1982, Townsend graduated cum laude from the American University , receiving a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Psychology. In 1984 she received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, and in 1986, attended the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London, England.
Fran Townsend Husband
On October 8, 1994 Fran married lawyer John Michael Townsend in an Episcopal ceremony at Manhattan’s Church of the Incarnation. The couple have two children, both sons as of 2006. With a self-professed “triple type-A” personality,Fran has been described as having a characteristic bluntness and a “sometimes salty, streetwise style” that once led her coworkers to nickname her “The Hurricane”.
Fran Townsend John Mccain
While many are familiar with the late Sen. John McCain’s motto, “Country First,” that conviction was a personal lesson for Fran , a former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush and CBS News senior national security analyst. She told CBS News that McCain, whom she calls a mentor and friend, was her first call when she needed advice.
Fran Townsend Former Homeland Security Advisor|Board Of Directors|Homeland Security
On May 28th, 2004 Fran was appointed Homeland Security Advisor by the President on May 28th, 2004. She chaired the Homeland Security Council and reported to the President on United States Homeland Security policy and Combating Terrorism matters. Previously she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism.
During her time in the office, she oversaw an intelligence reorganization and conducted the first post-9/11 review of the White House’s anti-terrorism campaign. She was serving as the public face of the Bush administration while it was under criticism for allegedly overreacting to dated intelligence in its decision to raise terrorist threat levels during an election season.As an envoy of President Bush she inspected Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison . She was tapped to implement broad changes in the intelligence community recommended by a presidential commission headed by former Senator Chuck Robb and U.S. District Judge Laurence Silberman.
Fran Townsend Counter Extremism Project| Fran Townsend Cnn| Fran Townsend Cbs
Fran was among the top ten former government officials who launched the Counter Extremism Project. This is a non-profit NGO that combats extremist groups by pressuring financial support networks, countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment and advocating for strong laws, policies and regulations.
Townsend joined CNN as a contributor, but later switched over to CBS where she is now a national security analyst for them. Townsend is president of the Counter Extremism Project.
Fran Townsend Net worth
Her net worth is estimated to be in the range of approximately $40959654 in 2018. this is according to the users of vipfaq.
Fran Townsend Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered appoints Senior External Advisors to Board Financial Crime Risk Committee
The announcement were made on March 16, 2015 by Standard Chartered PLC (the Group) about the appointement of three external advisor members to Its Board Financial Crime Risk Committee (the “Committee”). Those three external advisors are outstanding leaders in their fields and will bring valuable insight and a wealth of experience to the Committee.
The appointed external advisor members were:
Frances Townsend, former assistant to the U.S. President for homeland security and counterterrorism, Lazaro Campos who is the former chief executive officer of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (“SWIFT”), a member-owned cooperative for the secure exchange of financial messages and Boon Hui Khoo a former president of INTERPOL, senior deputy secretary in Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs and commissioner of the Singapore Police Force.