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Betty Francisco

EVP, Corporate Relations and General Counsel at Millennium Partners Sports Club Management LLC

As a long-standing member of the Sports Club/LA in Boston, and a passionate admirer of the brand, Betty joined the company in May 2006, after the acquisition of the clubs by Millennium Partners, a national real estate developer, which has built more than $4 billion in mixed-use real estate developments. Betty built the company’s legal department and risk management function from the ground up. In her role, she serves on the senior executive team and provides legal and strategic counsel to the company’s seven health clubs. She is responsible for a broad range of legal matters, including commercial transactions, corporate compliance, intellectual property, litigation, risk management, privacy and real estate matters. Betty’s strategic advice is sought after on all major business initiatives, and she is viewed by her staff and in the larger community as a leader and role model.  

From 1998-2006, Betty was an associate in the Business Law Department at Palmer & Dodge (now Edwards Wildman Palmer) where she represented public and private biotechnology and venture capital companies in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters.  Before that, she worked at the NY County District Attorney’s Office for three years where she coordinated all aspects of a city-wide misdemeanor arrest program.

Betty is involved with a number of outside leadership positions.  She was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Northeast Chapter, and is the co-chair of the Diversity Committee and member of the Programs Committee.  She also serves on the Board of Corporators of Eastern Bank, and the Board of Directors of YWCA Boston, where she participates in the Governance and Fund Committees. In addition, Betty is the former EVP of the Boston Chapter of ALPFA, the largest Latino professional organization in the country. There she led the ALPFA Law program from 2010 - 2013 which provides Latino attorneys with career development and networking opportunities. 

Betty is the recipient of a number of awards, including ALPFA Boston’s Excellence in the Community Award (2014); IBA’s Jorge Hernandez Leadership Award in the corporate category (2013); Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Top Woman in the Law” Award (2012) and “In-House Leader in the Law” (2010); and Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys’ Latino Leadership Award (2011). Betty was also named one of the 100 most influential Latinos by El Planeta Newspaper in 2012. Betty has been featured in Epstein Becker & Green’s Executive Women’s Networking Blog and as an Emerging Leader in the Boston Business Journal. Betty has also been recognized as a “Massachusetts Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2005-2007.

Betty obtained her JD and MBA from Northeastern University, and her BA in History from Bard College. She is fluent in Spanish and resides in Boston’s South End with her husband and two daughters.