DUNCAN, Okla. — Crystal Childers, veteran Duncan Banner advertising executive, has been promoted to general manager. Her appointment is effective immediately. 

Childers joined the Banner in 2013 as an advertising representative. She will continue her responsibilities as advertising director in her expanded management role.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead the Banner in serving the community,” said Childers. “And I am looking forward to exploring new ways to engage our readers.”

Jeff Funk, group publisher for the newspaper’s parent company, CNHI, said Childers has the leadership skills to enhance the Banner’s service to the community and expand the paper’s print and online audience.

“Crystal is deeply rooted in Duncan and Stephens County,” said Funk. “She understands the region, its people and its challenges. She will be a strong leader.”

A native of Duncan, Childers graduated from Duncan High School and attended Cameron University in Lawton. She is active in several community groups, including the Lions Club and organizations in support of softball, pet adoptions and PRCA rodeo competition. 

Childers and her husband, Michael, live in Duncan with their three teen-age children: Alyssa, Jacob and Jordan.

In addition to the daily newspaper, the Duncan Banner provides news online at DuncanBanner.com, through email blasts, social media and Duncan magazine.

The Duncan Banner is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading provider of local news and information, offering a wide array of print and digital products in more than 130 communities in 22 states. For more information about CNHI, please visit www.cnhi.com.