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Betty Francisco, JD

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Betty Francisco, JD, is General Counsel at Compass Working Capital, where she serves as the organization’s chief legal advisor responsible for overseeing all aspects of legal affairs and compliance. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of FitNation Ventures, a business and legal consulting practice focused on advising health and fitness companies, and which launched Reimaging Play, a startup company that offers fitness programming for children and families in Greater Boston. Ms. Francisco also has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel for Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY, and began her legal career as a Senior Business Law Associate at Edwards Wildman. 

Ms. Francisco is the cofounder of Latina Circle, a Boston-based network that is advancing Latina leaders across industries into positions of power and influence, and which recently launched the Amplify Latinx initiative to increase Latino civic engagement and political representation. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Roxbury Community College, the Board of Corporators of Eastern Bank, the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston YMCA, and the Board of Directors of Boston Educational Development Foundation. She serves as an Advisory Member for the Boston Women’s Commission under Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and is a member of the Advisory Council for The Capital Network and Bentley University’s School of Arts and Sciences. 

Ms. Francisco received her undergraduate degree from Bard College and her Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.