Energy Businessman To Address Alma Graduates
Mike Muckleroy, one of two major developers for a proposed energy
park in Alma and whose career is marked by 50 years of energy related
business experience, will deliver the 2008 Alma College commencement
Muckleroy also will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree during the ceremony for 255 graduation candidates.
Commencement takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in Cappaert Gymnasium in the Hogan Center. A baccalaureate service precedes graduation at 10:30 a.m. in Dunning Memorial Chapel.
Together with partner SemGroup of Tulsa, Okla., M & M Energy has expended over $4 million on the Alma energy project, says Alma College President Saundra Tracy.
“Through the efforts of Mike Muckleroy and others, the creation of the
Great Lakes Energy and Research Park in Alma, if it comes to fruition,
will create new jobs, revitalize Michigan’s energy sector, and assist
the state government in meeting a serious financial crisis,” says
Tracy. “We are honored that Mike Muckleroy, whose successful business
career includes an unwavering commitment to ethical leadership, has
agreed to address our graduates.”
Muckleroy currently serves as a director of The Exploration Company, a
public oil and gas exploration venture operating in Texas, New Mexico
and Oklahoma. He also has served as president of Houston Liquid Fuels
and chairman and CEO of Enron Liquid Fuels.
He left Enron in 1993 after a two-year battle with senior management over questionable business practices. He served as the last witness to testify against the late Ken Lay, former CEO and chairman of Enron, for Lay’s dishonest practices that ultimately led to the fall of Enron.
Previously, Muckleroy built, owned and operated a chain of 20 service stations/convenience stores in Florida, headed up the Business Development Group for Florida Gas Company, was senior vice president of Saxon Oil Company and was as an independent consultant to a number of small oil and gas production companies.
Muckleroy serves and has served on a number of private and public boards, has chaired corporate United Way campaigns, and currently oversees his corporate family charitable trust that provides scholarships to Southern Methodist University students. He has provided leadership for many philanthropic efforts in each company he has served.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 and holds a degree in finance and marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Posted: Sat, April 12th, 2008 at 12:46AM