Alan Bersin , who made headlines here not long ago as the beleaguered superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District who was forced to resign, and subsequently took a job in mid-2005 as the state secretary of education , will soon add the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to his growing list of government jobs.
According to an announcement made Nov. 15, Mayor Jerry Sanders has selected Bersin to replace Joe Craver, who was appointed to chairman of the Airport Authority board in 2003 by then-Mayor Dick Murphy. While it’s unclear whether Bersin would become the chairman of the nine-member board, he will receive a salary of $150,696 annually. He earned $123,255 a year working for the state.
The Airport Authority oversees the management and operations of Lindbergh Field, the busiest single-runway airport in the country.
In the 1990s, Bersin served as the U.S. attorney for San Diego and Imperial counties and was responsible for law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border.
, Connie Lewis