- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island’s former Chief Marketing Officer, who oversaw the disastrous rollout of a tourism campaign last month, will receive half her annual salary as severance.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1q13l2q) that Betsy Wall will be paid $67,500.

The severance agreement also allows Wall to collect a “medical opt-out payment,” which could bump up the severance by $500.50.

Wall signed the agreement with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation on Tuesday. There’s now a seven-day period during which she may revoke the agreement.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo accepted Wall’s resignation April 1 following the botched rollout, which included a video mistakenly featuring a scene from Iceland, not Rhode Island. Raimondo called the mistakes unacceptable.

Wall lives in Massachusetts and led its tourism bureau until last year.

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