Frances Fragos Townsend, Executive Vice President, MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated
Moderated by Luiza Savage, Editorial Director of Events, POLITICO
Tammy Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 6, 2012, winning a hard fought race against former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. She is Wisconsin’s first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate and is the first openly gay member elected to the Senate.
Frances Fragos Townsend
Frances Fragos Townsend is an Executive Vice President for Worldwide Government, Legal and Business Affairs at MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc. She works across MacAndrew’s portfolio companies focusing on international, legal, compliance and business development issues. Prior to that she was a corporate partner with the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Townsend served as Assistant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security andCounterterrorism and chaired the Homeland Security Council.
Before launching and diving headfirst into all things MM, Sarah worked at a management consulting firm and a private equity firm. She is passionate about producing high-quality clothing using sustainable and ethical practices, and she jumps at the opportunity to work with time-tested Italian fabrics and innovative new materials from her native Japan.
U.S. Representative Kristi Noem is a wife, a mother, and an experienced rancher, farmer and small business owner. Kristi was born and raised in rural Hamlin County in northeastern South Dakota and still lives there today with her husband, Bryon, and their three children, Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker.
Luiza Ch. Savage is the editorial director of POLITICO events. She oversees the content of POLITICO’s fast-growing live journalism — working alongside the Events Unit to bring stories to the stage in the form of public discussions, newsmaker interviews, and thought-leader summits. She also manages the creation of editorial products related to events.