Local entrepreneur Paul Sundy is the co-owner and operator of Springfield’s Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant and Bar.
Sundy was elected to the OTC Board of Trustees in April 2018 after many years on the OTC Foundation Board.
A key player in the revitalization of downtown Springfield, Sundy opened his first business, Icon nightclub, in 2003. Next came the opening of Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant and Bar in 2005, Parlor Eighty-Eight Lounge in 2007, and Fedora Social House in 2008. Big Whiskey’s is now a franchise with restaurants around the country, including, the Kansas City area, Bentonville, Arkansas, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
In addition to taking a hands-on role in all of his businesses, Sundy involves himself with the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau. Sundy regularly involves each of his brands in various community charity events.
A graduate of Marionville High School, Sundy earned an Associate of Arts from Ozarks Technical Community College in 2001. He met his wife, Crystal, while attending OTC; they have two children.