ATLANTIC CITY (AP) — The head of the casino-funded group that promotes Atlantic City to potential visitors nationwide is leaving her $400,000 post,


Stage for Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum on the beach in Atlantic City in a concert presented by the Atlantic City Alliance (Chris Coleman, Townsquare Media NJ)

Liza Cartmell announced her plans to retire from the Atlantic City Alliance in a statement issued Monday. It comes amid proposals to abolish the organization and use its $30 million annual budget to help stabilize Atlantic City's tax base.

Cartmell has been the alliance's president and chief executive officer since it was formed in 2011. She'll be succeeded as CEO by Jeff Guaracino, the alliance's chief strategy and communications officer.

Noting that Atlantic City "is in a time of transition," Cartmell said the alliance will continue its mission with a "reduced staff and re-aligned resources and priorities," pending definitive legislative or executive action to resolve its status and possible funding.


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