Oklahoma City resident Duke Ligon founded Mekusukey Oil Company in Wewoka, Oklahoma, in 1970. He leads the company with a focus on building a portfolio of mineral interests across the United States. Under Duke Ligon’s leadership, Mekusukey Oil Company has become one of the largest private mineral owners in the country. The company also owns in excess of 79,000 net mineral acres spanning more than 450 counties across 24 states.

Mr. Ligon is co-chair for the Energy Center at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also co-chairman of the executive council of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business. The center is a joint venture between the law school and the gradutate business school at the University of Texas at Austin.

He also holds a position on the board of trustees of the Civil War Trust, where he draws on a military background that includes service in the US Army. During his time with the Army, he achieved the rank of captain and performed military intelligence duties for General Creighton B Abrams, a four star general. His commendable service earned him several military awards, including a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Joint Service Medal, and a Bronze Star.

Mr. Ligon also supports several community organizations for the arts and public health. He serves as a member of the board of directors for the St. Anthony Foundation and as an officer on the board of trustees for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.