News announces personnel changes
Aaron Diment has joined the Mustang News as an advertising executive.
Diment is a Colorado native who moved to Mustang in the eighth grade and graduated from Mustang High School in 2000. He studied at Redlands Community College and Southern Nazarene University.
Diment has been working in Canadian County since 2001, first at Integris Canadian Valley Hospital from its opening until 2009, as well as volunteering and eventually serving for four years as coordinator for United Way of Canadian County. During Diment’s tenure at United Way, the organization’s annual campaign grew from $55,000 to $150,000. Diment also worked as lead estimator for Smith’s Home Service of Yukon for three years.
Diment is married to Danielle Diment and has a daughter, 8-year-old Sophia. The family lives in Surrey Hills. His parents live in Mustang. Diment is a former member of Leadership Canadian County and is a member of Mustang Masonic Lodge No. 407 and Valley of Guthrie Orient Scottish Rite.
Kristen Gray has also recently joined the News as administrative assistant.
Gray is a 2001 Mustang High School graduate. She has worked as a legal secretary and administrative assistant.
Kristen is married to Jay Gray, also a Mustang High School alumnus. The couple lives in Mustang with their two children, Wyatt, 4, and Gracie-Lynn, 18 months.
Traci Chapman has also been named editor of the Mustang News.
“Traci has demonstrated great dedication to producing factual, easy to read and pertinent news stories throughout her time with the Mustang News and El Reno Tribune,” said Ray Dyer, co-publisher of the News and Tribune. “We are excited by her energy and willingness to tackle news and reporting assignments and believe as editor she will deliver a quality product to the readers of the Mustang News.”
Chapman joined the Mustang News in 2007 and worked as a reporter for her hometown newspaper for a year before accepting a move to work for the sister paper of the Tribune Corp., in El Reno. While in El Reno, Chapman’s reporting was instrumental in explaining financial issues concerning the city-owned hospital, leading to the resignation of the longtime administrator and eventually leading the city to contract with Mercy Health for management of the hospital.
Chapman has excelled as both a writer of hard news and feature stories, Dyer said.
“Traci is a true team player and will do her best to work in a way that makes Mustang a better place to live, work and raise a family for all,” Dyer said. “She has a great desire to tell stories people care about and explain how issues can impact their lives.”