Duke Ligon is the founder of Mekusukey Oil Company in Oklahoma City. He also functions as the company’s manager and attorney. Outside of work, Duke Ligon serves on the board of the Oklahoma City-based St. Anthony Foundation.
The St. Anthony Foundation stands out as the first Catholic health care foundation in Oklahoma. Established in 1963, the nonprofit is a major donor to the St. Anthony Hospital, the first hospital in the Oklahoma region. With the aim of providing the best health care services to all, the foundation also provides financial support to the Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony and other SSM Health programs.
The St. Anthony Foundation is also preparing itself for the future needs of health care in Oklahoma City through its phase-wise Saints Vision Campaign, initially launched in 2005. The $7 million campaign is a part of a $220 million renovation and revitalization of St. Anthony Hospital, which will include improvements to its facilities, the recruitment of doctors, and the purchase of new technology. Phase II of the campaign seeks to raise another $7 million.
Attorney and businessman Duke Ligon serves as president and CEO of the company he established more than 40 years ago, Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. The company is among the nation's largest privately held businesses focused on acquiring and managing perpetual mineral resources; it conducts business in Oklahoma and more than 20 other states. Mekusukey maintains offices in Wewoka and in Oklahoma City. Duke Ligon and his staff oversee operations covering approximately 80,000 net mineral acres.