He was previously the Assistant City Manager of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Previous to Midwest City, Rundel was employed as City Manager in Claremore, Oklahoma. Rundel is relocating back to his home state of Oklahoma with his wife Brandy. Rundel has a military background. He graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and received his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. He was previously named “Airman of the Year” for the Oklahoma National Guard in 1994.