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Frontier CEO Steps Down

He will take a job outside the airline industry.

Frontier Airlines


CEO Jeff Potter will leave the company Sept. 6 to take a post outside the airline industry.

Potter, 47, has worked for airlines for most of his career. He has been at Frontier since 1995, except for the year he spent as president and CEO of defunct Vanguard Airlines. He has been Frontier's president and CEO since 2002.

In departing, he joins airline chairman Sam Addoms, 67, who will retire from the company's board on Sept. 6. Potter will remain on the board.

In an interview with

Associated Press

, Potter said he will identify his new employer next week. "I was never looking," he said. "They came looking. I'm excited about the opportunity, and I'm thrilled."

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Potter cleaned airplanes for the former Frontier Airlines while he was a college student, then took a job as a ticket agent, and later moved to scheduling. He subsequently worked for





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Frontier said it is seeking a successor.