BETTY FRANCISCO, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE RELATIONS AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Part Ally McBeal, part Law and Order, Betty is the sage advisor and legal counsel for the Company’s seven health clubs, ultimate gatekeeper, and the company’s corporate compliance expert. Able to seamlessly transition from sensible sneakers to stylish heels, when she’s not blasting her quads with her trainer at the Club, Betty handles the Company’s member relations, commercial transactions, intellectual property, litigation, risk management, privacy and security, and real estate matters.
Before joining the company in 2006, Betty was a Senior Associate in the Business Law Department at Palmer & Dodge (now Edwards Wildman) representing biotech and venture capital firms in financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Prior to that, she worked at the NY County District Attorney’s Office.
Betty holds a BA in History from Bard College, and degree joint JD and MBA from Northeastern University. She is passionate about community service, serving as a Board member of the Boston Chapter of ALPFA, where she leads a professional development program for attorneys of color, and the YWCA Boston, where she is a member of the Governance Committee.