Duke Ligon serves as the founder and principal owner of Mekusukey Oil Company, a portfolio of mineral interests across the country based in Oklahoma City. In October 2017, Duke Ligon accepted an appointment as the new senior advisor to the Peter J. Solomon Company. In this role he will lend his services to the firm’s energy practice, and draw from his more than 50 years of experience in the energy sector.
An investment banking advisory firm established in 1989, Peter J. Solomon Company provides strategic advisory services to a wide array of customers from its headquarters in Houston, Texas. Its clientele range from chief executive officers and senior managers to private companies and special committees.
CEO Marc S. Cooper expressed his enthusiasm for Ligon’s appointment and recalled his previous work as a friend and mentor to the company’s partners. Ligon worked for Devon Energy Corporation for much of his career before accepting the role at Peter J. Solomon. Prior to his retirement from the company in 2007, he held numerous positions including senior executive and general counsel. He also currently holds board positions for numerous companies and organizations, such as the University of Texas Law School and several Oklahoma charities.
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.