CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tim Newman will be replaced as the CEOof the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, but he's not leaving the organization.

In a memo, the CRVAsaid Newman will be reassigned to a new job as asenior executive in charge of business development, sales and marketing.

Newman will remain as CEOuntil the CRVAboard picks his replacement. The CRVA says Newman's salary will be determined by the board and the incoming CEO. Last year, the NewsChannel 36 I-Team reported that Newman earns $300,000 a year in salary and bonus, plus a car allowance and other benefits.

When reached by phone this afternoon, Newman had no comment.

The CRVA has come under fireafter an audit revealed discrepancies in the NASCAR Hall of Fame attendance projections, and what some described as lavish spending used to lure events to Charlotte.In late June, council voted to give the CRVAonly a fraction of the $10 million it had asked for, saying they wanted more information on how the CRVAwould improve before releasing the rest.

Today's memo from theCRVAasked council for the rest of the money.

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