Paul Buntz has been selected as the Interim Director of the Durant Industrial Authority. Buntz, who served as the Durant City Manager from 1984-2007, has previously filled the role of interim DIA director, holding the position from 2017-2020. During his time as interim director, Buntz successfully recruited international manufacturer Tubacex and obtained grant funding for infrastructure.
Buntz has worked as a municipal consultant since 2007 and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. He was selected by Interim City Manager Rick Rumsey based on a recommendation from the Durant Industrial Authority. Buntz will serve as a liaison between the City of Durant, Durant Industrial Authority, and business developers. He can be reached at email@example.com.