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AirTran Holdings, Inc., Names Michael P. Jackson to Its Board of Directors

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Orlando, Fl., USA - February 12, 2009, Orlando, Fl., USA - AirTran Holdings, Inc. announced that Michael P. Jackson has been elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately.

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Mr. Jackson is president and founder of Firebreak Partners, LLC, which finances and deploys high-value security technologies to protect critical infrastructure. Prior to his current position, Mr. Jackson was the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a role in which he served as the chief operating officer responsible for day-to-day operations of a department with an employee base of 210,000 and a budget of $48.5 billion. In addition, Mr. Jackson served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from May 2001 to August 2003 where he particularly focused on DOT's response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Prior to joining DOT in 2001, Mr. Jackson worked as chief operating officer at Lockheed Martin IMS's Transportation Systems and Services. During his distinguished career, Mr. Jackson has held positions for three U.S. Presidents and has coordinated substantial policy, delivered frequent Congressional testimony and interfaced with U.S. and foreign government officials. Mr. Jackson has served on the Board of Directors for Amtrak. Mr. Jackson has a B.A. from University of Houston and a Ph.D. with distinction from the Government Department at Georgetown Univers

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