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Joe 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, Leonard most recently served as president and CEO of AlliedSignal, Inc.'s aerospace marketing, sales & service organization. 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, 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.
Leonard is a native of Augusta, Ga., and received his bachelor's in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Leonard lives in both Orlando, Fla., and Minneapolis, Minn., with his wife.
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