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Jul 13, 2004
Frontier Airlines Promotes Sean Menke to COO
DENVER (July 13, 2004) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT) President and CEO Jeff Potter today announced that Sean Menke, Frontier's Senior Vice President of Marketing, has been promoted to become Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the airline.
In his new role as COO, Menke will lead the day-to-day operational organization of the airline including customer service, maintenance, flight operations and reservations. He will also continue to lead the marketing and branding initiatives. Menke will report directly to Frontier President and CEO Jeff Potter.
Menke, who came to Frontier's marketing team in 1999, was named senior vice president of marketing last November where he led all planning, scheduling, pricing, revenue, branding, and advertising initiatives as well as Frontier's customer service and station operations.
"Frontier is fortunate to have someone as talented as Sean Menke among its ranks," Jeff Potter stated. "His wealth of experience in the airline industry and his passion, commitment and loyalty to Frontier's continued growth and success will serve Frontier well as we enter our 11th year of operations."
Menke joined Frontier in January 1999, and has more than 12 years of aviation experience. Immediately prior to joining Frontier, he served as senior planner, domestic schedule planning at United Airlines. Prior to that, he served as director, planning at Colorado Springs-based Western Pacific Airlines. His 12 years of aviation experience also include several positions with America West Airlines, including senior analyst, market development, economic analyst, planning and customer service supervisor and agent.
Menke holds an executive MBA from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business and dual bachelor's degrees in economics and aviation management from Ohio State University. He and his wife, Arminda, and their son Connor, reside in Denver, Colo.