Joseph B. Leonard

JOSEPH B. LEONARD is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AirTran
Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiary, AirTran Airways, Inc. He joined
Airtran Airways in January 1999. A 30-year veteran of the commercial air
transport industry, Mr. Leonard most recently served as President and
CEO of AlliedSignal, Inc.’s Aerospace Marketing, Sales & Service
organization. Mr. Leonard joined AlliedSignal in September 1993 to head
Marketing, Sales & Service where he was credited with improving customer
satisfaction for the aerospace unit and leading growth strategy for the
company. He was also a Senior Vice President of AlliedSignal, Inc., and
a member of the corporation’s Executive Council. Prior to joining
AlliedSignal, Mr. Leonard held a wide range of executive positions.
These included Chief Operating Officer for Eastern Air Lines as well as
a number of key management positions at American Airlines, Northwest
Airlines and the Boeing Company. Mr. Leonard is a native of Augusta,
Georgia, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering
from Auburn University. He maintains residences in Orlando, Florida, and
Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Joseph Leonard - Airtran Holdings Inc (aai)
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