Monday, November 27, 2017

Panhandle Oil and Gas Names New Board Member

Duke Ligon is a longtime Oklahoma City business executive with a diverse background in oil, law, and finance. In August 2017, Duke Ligon was appointed to the board of directors of Panhandle Oil and Gas, Inc

In accepting board membership, Mr. Ligon took on a newly created position that will involve standing for election at the next annual shareholders meeting. Panhandle’s chairman of the board described a sense of enthusiasm at having the Oklahoma City business leader join the board, because in addition to being a longtime company shareholder, he offers a unique combination of Wall Street acumen and oil and gas business experience. 

Panhandle Oil and Gas is a company recognized for its results in the production and exploration of oil and natural gas. Established in Range, Texas County, Oklahoma, in 1926, Panhandle possesses 255,000 fee mineral acres and has royalty and working interests in approximately 6,200 wells. With more than 5,500 shareholders, it pays quarterly dividends on stocks.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

UT Austin School of Law Earns Recognition for Value, Small Class Size

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Peter J. Solomon Company Provides Strategic Advisory Services

A respected executive with nearly five decades of experience in the energy sector, Duke Ligon serves as the principal owner and manager of Mekusukey Oil Company in Oklahoma City. Recently, the Peter J. Solomon Company (PJSC) appointed Duke Ligon as a senior advisor to its Energy Advisory Group in Houston, which has enabled the company to expand into the energy sector. 

An investment banking advisory firm, PJSC offers strategic advisory services to senior managers, boards of directors, and chief executive officers. Over the course of almost 30 years, the company has been providing a broad array of advisory services such as restructuring, capital markets solutions, acquisitions, and mergers. Seeking to provide strategic solutions that lead to shareholder value over the long term, the company has advised clients in numerous transactions. PJSC has represented a variety of clients ranging from small, rapidly growing firms to large multinational organizations in sectors such as energy, real estate, technology, and retail.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Met’s World War I Exhibit Highlights a Harrowing Era

With decades at the helm of major oil, natural gas, and mineral companies in the Oklahoma City area, Duke Ligon is a prominent business executive, attorney, and patron of the arts. He has made significant contributions to local and national arts organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Duke Ligon continues to serve on the museum’s Major Gifts Committee, assisting with long-range planning and development. 

Among the Met’s recent exhibits is one dealing with the artistic legacy of World War I. On view from summer 2017 through the first week of the New Year, “World War I and the Visual Arts” commemorates the Great War’s centenary by showcasing a chronological record of the ways artists came to grips with the war’s devastation of their societies.

The Met’s own collections supply most of the works in the exhibit, which encompasses book illustrations, patriotic posters and prints, photos, drawings, and other materials. The international group of artists included worked in a variety of media and responded to the war with a variety of attitudes, from enthusiastic support to deep pessimism. 

German Dada artist George Grosz, known for his biting social critiques, is among the best-known artists included in the exhibit. The European-born American photographer Edward Steichen, a major influence on photographers to this day, is another.