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Jul 5, 2000
Frontier Airlines Announces Officer Appointments and Management Reorganization
DENVER ( July 5, 2000 ) - Frontier Airlines (Nasdaq: FRNT ) today appointed two officers to its senior management team, and reorganized several core operational functions. In their new capacities, the three individuals will report directly to Frontier President Sam Addoms.
Ann E. Block will assume additional duties as vice president, human resources and flight services. Block, 50, has served as vice president, human resources for the airline since April 1999. In her expanded position, Block assumes the additional responsibilities of inflight services, catering and reservations. Block has over 25 years of human resources, general management and customer service experience and holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Southern California. She was named Executive of the Year by the National Management Association in 1992, and is also a past recipient of the YWCA's Women of Achievement Honoree Award. She currently serves on the board of Human Services, Inc.
Elise R. Eberwein assumes the newly created position of vice president, communications. Eberwein, 35, has served as director, corporate communications for the airline since July 1998. In her new position, Eberwein will oversee the airline's media, shareholder, community and consumer relations programs. She will also lead all internal communications programs, and oversee the airline's government affairs. Eberwein brings nearly 15 years of aviation experience to her new position, and began her career as a flight attendant for TWA. She holds an MBA from Colorado State University and a bachelor's degree in communications from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Mo.
Sean E. Menke assumes the newly created position of vice president, market planning and revenue management. Menke, 31, has served as director, planning and scheduling for the airline since January 1999. In his new position, Menke will oversee all market planning, pricing and yield management functions. In addition, he will lead the airline's strategic alliance initiatives. Menke brings nine years of aviation experience to his new position and holds dual bachelor's degrees in economics and aviation management from Ohio State University. He is currently enrolled in the executive MBA program at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, and will complete that program in August 2001.
"I am pleased that we continue to build an outstanding team comprised of talented, experienced and creative people," said Addoms. "Each of these individuals has demonstrated a great capacity to learn, and also to teach. With the right combination of people, Frontier will continue to establish itself as a leader in its sector, consistently returning maximum value to our shareholders and providing legendary customer service for our customers."
Denver-based Frontier Airlines serves 22 cities coast to coast with a fleet of 24 Boeing 737 jets and employs approximately 2,100 aviation professionals. The airline is the second largest jet user of Denver International Airport with an average of 112 daily systemwide departures and arrivals. Unlike other airlines, Frontier's low fares do not have a Saturday night stay requirement. In addition, Frontier offers frequent flyer miles in Continental Airlines' OnePass® program. In 1999, Frontier was named "Best Low-Fare Carrier" by Entrepreneur Magazine in the publication's sixth annual Business Travel Awards. Also in 1999, the airline received the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician Employers Diamond Certificate of Excellence Award, which provides special recognition to airlines that have 25 percent of eligible employees complete an advanced training aircraft maintenance training program. Frontier's Web site may be viewed at http://www.frontierairlines.com .