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  • SemGroup Energy Partners: Transport and Storage for Crude Oil and Gas

      

  • Education and Recognition - Two Missions of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame

      Based in Oklahoma City, Duke Ligon is the owner of Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC, and a senior advisor to Peter J. Solomon Company. Moreover, Duke Ligon serves on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at Oklahoma City’s Gaylord-Pickens Museum.

    Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was established with two core goals, the first being to honor Oklahomans who have demonstrated outstanding service to their state. Each year, new Oklahomans are honored for their commitment to volunteerism and civic service with the Lee Allan Smith Oklahoma Legacy Award.

    The second goal of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is to provide educational programming for visitors of all ages, especially students. The museum supports Oklahoma students in numerous ways, such as by offering tuition grants and cash scholarships to high school students and organizing free field trips. The interactive Hall of Fame exhibits allow all visitors to learn from the inspirational stories of Oklahomans throughout history.

  • Upcoming Exhibit: Chickasaws and Choctaws Art and Culture

    Mekusukey Oil Company principal owner Duke Ligon possesses more than 50 years of experience in the energy sector and holds a position on the board of directors for several organizations in Oklahoma City. Boards that Duke Ligon belongs to include the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, which showcases the works of Oklahoma artists through revolving special exhibits. 

    Upcoming exhibits include Ikbi: Chickasaws and Choctaws Sharing Our History and Culture Through Art. Ikbi means “to create” in the Choctaw and Chickasaw languages and the exhibit explores the concepts of creation, culture, and identity through artistic works from both tribes. Pieces on display are made using a variety of different mediums and represent the diverse cultural viewpoints about, and understandings of, what it means to create. The artists’ creations serve as expressions of their identity and their relationship to past and current societies. 

    The exhibit will open May 31, 2018, and run through September 22, 2018. Additionally, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum will hold an open reception that is free to the public on June 28, 2018. Guests may make a reservation to attend the opening reception, although it is not required.

  • Heritage Trust Company in Oklahoma City

      Duke Ligon, the CEO of Mekusukey Oil Company in Oklahoma City, has a wealth of experience in the energy, law, and financial sectors. Over the course of his 50-year career, Duke Ligon has served on the advisory board of the Heritage Trust Company, which is headquartered in Oklahoma City.

    The Heritage Trust company, founded in 1998, has satellite offices in Ponca City and Southlake, Texas. Heritage Trust provides management and financial planning services for clients in the investment, real estate, and oil and gas sectors. 

    Heritage Trust became a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group after incorporating with the wealth management firm in 2015. Heritage Trust oversees more than $17 billion in assets and provides services to clients nationwide. 

    Co-founder Michael Caroll is the chief executive officer of Heritage Trust. Mr. Caroll earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Economic Club of Oklahoma - Coordinating Presentations by Influencers

    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.