Duke R. Ligon is an attorney, an owner and manager of Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC, and served as senior vice president and general counsel of Devon Energy Corporation for 10 years before retiring in 2007. Mr. Ligon then served in the capacity of strategic advisor to Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc., based in Oklahoma City, and has previously acted as executive director of the Love’s Entrepreneurship Center at Oklahoma City University. Mr. Ligon brings more than 35 years of legal expertise in corporate securities, litigation, governmental affairs and mergers and acquisitions to the Heritage Trust board.
Prior to joining Devon in 1997, Mr. Ligon practiced law for 12 years and last served as a partner at the law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in New York City. In addition, he was senior vice president and managing director for investment banking at Bankers Trust Co. in New York City for 10 years. Ligon also served for three years in various positions with the U.S. Departments of the Interior and Treasury as well as the Department of Energy. Ligon received an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Westminster College and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.