Tim Newman, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO who has been the subject of criticism for months, will no longer fill that role with the agency, the CRVA announced today.
Instead, Newman will be the agency’s senior executive responsible for business development, sales and marketing, according to a letter today from CRVA Chairman Joe Hallow and Vice ChairmanVinay Patel to city officials.
The goal is to hire a new CEO before the end of the year, the letter says. Newman will remain in the CEO role until his replacement is found.
Newman admitted last year that he was in a relationship with the CRVA’s national sales manager in Washington. Criticism has also been lobbed at his agency for its handling of a PricewaterhouseCoopers audit, because the NASCAR Hall of Fame has missed attendance projections and because of CRVA spending to court convention business.