February 1 | Voice of San Diego

By WILL CARLESS

I've done a lot of interviews with officials at the San Diego Unified School District, including most of the school board members. I've sat down with the unions and the reformists the academics and the kids themselves.

Nothing really prepared me for Stan "Data" Dobbs.

San Diego Unified's new chief financial officer is a Naval Air Force veteran. He once helped to manage more than 200,000 people, 3,800 aircraft, 11 aircraft carriers and an annual budget of more than $40 billion. He's worked at two school districts before coming here, and is a self-described problem-solver.

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