Duke R. Ligon
Independent Director & Chairman of the Board
Director Since: 2008
Duke R. Ligon brings more than 35 years of expertise as a director of various companies in the energy industry, as well as experience in corporate securities, litigation, governmental affairs and mergers and acquisitions. He is an attorney and the current owner and manager of Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC. He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Devon Energy Corporation from January 1997 until he retired in February 2007. From February 2007 to February 2010, Mr. Ligon served in the capacity of Strategic Advisor to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc., based in Oklahoma City, OK, and has previously acted as Executive Director of the Love’s Entrepreneurship Center at Oklahoma City University. He is also a member of the board of directors of Heritage Trust Company, Security State Bank, Cavaloz Holdings, Inc. and Pardus Oil and Gas, LLC (formerly Energy & Exploration Partners, LLC). He was formerly on the board of directors of PostRock Energy Corporation, System One, Orion California LP, Emerald Oil, Inc., SteelPath MLP, TransMontaigne Partners L.P., Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc., Vantage Drilling Company and TEPPCO Partners, L.P.
Mr. Ligon received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Westminster College and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.