Oklahoma City-based executive Duke Ligon has held leadership roles in the oil and gas industry for more than 35 years. A member of several boards of directors, including that of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Duke Ligon is past president of the Economic Club of Oklahoma (ECoO).
With a history going back six decades, ECoO brings together top thinkers and influencers to discuss issues relevant to society and to the current local and global economy. A valued aspect of the organization is the annual $2,000 scholarships it provides to students at eight universities who are pursuing studies in finance and economics.
ECoO’s invited speakers have included the heads of major financial firms, as well as oil investment and exploration companies. One recent presenter leads the technology consulting firm Future Point of View, which incorporates Humalogy, a framework that emphasizes an optimal balance between human activities and technology. Another recent presenter serves as provost of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, which stands as a statewide leader in clinical, research, and health education activities.