Hudson was named chairman of Sonic Corp. in January 2000, and has been chief executive officer (CEO) of Sonic Corp. since April 1995. Prior to that time, he served the company in a variety of capacities, including general counsel, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.
During Hudson’s tenure as CEO of SONIC, systemwide sales have grown from $880 million to $4.5 billion. The company’s enterprise value (the public value of its common stock plus debt) has grown from approximately $200 million to more than $2.0 billion.
Hudson has been affiliated with many nonprofit and community activities. He served as chairman of the board of directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), a presidential appointment, from 1994-2001. He served as chairman of the Oklahoma City School Board from 2001-2008, a position created in 2000 as part of a $530 million turnaround of a 40,000 student, inner-city Oklahoma City Public School system, for which he received the 2012 David T. Kearns Award for Excellence and Innovation in Education. He currently serves as trustee of the Ford Foundation (New York) and is a past chairman of the board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He currently serves as the chairman of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.
|Date||Type||Shares Traded||Price Range|
|Nov 17, 2017||Disposition (Non Open Market)||103,397||24.57|
|Nov 17, 2017||Option Execute||167,765||6.80|
|Nov 9, 2017||Disposition (Non Open Market)||74,078||24.39|
|Nov 9, 2017||Option Execute||103,913||11.19|
|Dec 21, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||1,840||n/a|
|Oct 26, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||840||n/a|
|Aug 10, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||145,472||28.34|
|Aug 10, 2016||Option Execute||235,644||8.74|
|Jun 16, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||840||n/a|
|May 31, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||7,370||n/a|
|Apr 5, 2016||Sell||42,421||35.22|
|Apr 4, 2016||Sell||51,320||35.30 - 35.32|
|Mar 18, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||2,000||n/a|
|Jan 13, 2016||Option Execute||127,501||10.15 - 19.30|
|Jan 13, 2016||Disposition (Non Open Market)||76,869||29.58|
|Dec 22, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||500||n/a|
|Dec 15, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||3,400||n/a|
|Dec 3, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||2,955||n/a|
|Dec 2, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||1,045||n/a|
|Nov 6, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||900||n/a|
|Oct 1, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||500||n/a|
|Sep 25, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||1,050||n/a|
|Jul 2, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||490||n/a|
|Apr 9, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||31,465||n/a|
|Mar 4, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||4,570||n/a|
|Jan 14, 2015||Sell||190,000||31.55 - 31.58|
|Jan 7, 2015||Disposition (Non Open Market)||112,338||29.72|
|Jan 7, 2015||Option Execute||135,507||22.24|
|Jun 30, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||58,990||22.08|
|Jun 30, 2014||Option Execute||60,078||21.14 - 21.65|
|Apr 16, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||49,605||20.84|
|Apr 16, 2014||Option Execute||64,046||14.22|
|Mar 31, 2014||Sell||100,000||22.64|
|Mar 25, 2014||Disposition (Non Open Market)||91,585||23.23|
|Mar 25, 2014||Option Execute||93,500||22.54|
|Sep 23, 2013||Sell||63,000||18.10|
|Sep 20, 2013||Sell||107,000||18.42|
|Sep 19, 2013||Sell||130,000||18.59 - 18.70|
|Apr 9, 2013||Sell||51,698||12.39|
|Apr 9, 2013||Disposition (Non Open Market)||676||n/a|
|Apr 9, 2013||Acquisition (Non Open Market)||676||n/a|
|Apr 9, 2013||Option Execute||52,374||12.09|
|Apr 8, 2013||Sell||1,397||12.60|
|Apr 8, 2013||Option Execute||1,397||12.09|
|Apr 4, 2013||Sell||22,516||12.60|
|Apr 4, 2013||Option Execute||22,516||12.09|
|Jan 14, 2013||Disposition (Non Open Market)||4,257||10.95|
|Jan 14, 2013||Option Execute||11,881||n/a|
|Jul 6, 2012||Sell||30,569||10.34|
|Jul 5, 2012||Sell||29,041||10.33|
Jose Dueñas is executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America's Drive-In®. Dueñas is responsible for the end-to-end customer experience including marketing and culinary innovation, digital strategy, consumer insights, guest relations, concept development and overall evolution of the SONIC brand for the long term.
Prior to joining SONIC, Dueñas served Olive Garden as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Under his leadership, the brand achieved 11 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, outperforming the industry. Dueñas joined Olive Garden after 15 years of progressively responsible positions at the Kellogg Company, including General Manager for Toaster Pastries business and VP Brand Marketing for the entire US Cereal Portfolio, where he drove topline sales improvements by strengthening brand relevance, increasing impact of innovation and simplifying supply chain operations.
Duenas obtained a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico and a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from Centro de Ensenanza Tecnica y Superior (CETYS), Mexicali, Mexico. A native of Mexico, Dueñas and wife, Ana, and their two daughters live in Oklahoma City.
Christina Vaughan is president of Sonic Restaurants, Inc. (SRI), Sonic Corp’s division of company-owned drive-ins for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. In this role, Vaughan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of SRI operations including field marketing, finance, risk management and human resources for SRI drive-ins.
Vaughan started her career with SONIC in 2002 as a field marketing representative for the Central Region. She was promoted to regional marketing director in 2006 and in 2010 was promoted to regional vice president of the Central Region. Starting in 2013, Vaughan held the position of vice president of market strategies, and in 2014 she took the lead of the systemwide 20/20 Drive-In project. Prior to her current position, she served as vice president of franchise operations and was responsible for guiding franchisees in all aspects of operations including all areas of business planning, compliance, people, operational standards and guest experience.
Prior to joining SONIC, Vaughan served as a SONIC account executive at Barkley Evergreen and Partners, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
Vaughan holds a bachelor of science in communication management with an emphasis in public relations and a marketing minor from Southwest Missouri State University. She also received a master of business administration from Northwest Missouri State University.
Lori Abou Habib is vice president and chief marketing officer for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. She leads all marketing strategy for SONIC, which includes national marketing, media, digital strategy, marketing technology and product innovation.
Lori is a 10-year veteran of SONIC, joining the company in 2007 as a product pipeline manager. Over the past decade, she has led local marketing, brand management, product pipeline and creative for the brand. Previously she served as vice president of national marketing; responsible for marketing strategy, brand management, marketing calendar and creative. In her most recent position, Abou Habib served as vice president of national marketing and led SONIC’s brand management team, focused on strategic marketing planning, the marketing calendar and innovative product pipeline. In that role Abou Habib also headed the advertising and content teams, and led creative development for advertising and consumer content. Prior to joining SONIC, she served as regional marketing manager for CKE Restaurants, Inc. and as senior marketing manager for Eateries, Inc.
In 2010, Abou Habib was named Sonic Corp. Employee of the Year and earned the Strategic Initiatives, Outstanding Contributions, for 2013 and 2015 as well as the coveted Work Your Spirit Award for 2015.
Abou Habib obtained a bachelor of business administration in marketing with a public relations and advertising minor from the University of Central Oklahoma. She also received a master of business administration with an emphasis in international marketing from Webster International University in London, England.
Doug Cook is vice president and chief architect for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. In his role, Cook is responsible for leading the architecture of SONIC’s technology foundation, including POPS, POS, ERP, Data and initiatives associated with these business technology areas.
Cook has worked with the SONIC team in various technology leadership roles since 1999. In his most recent role, Cook served as vice president of enterprise architecture and integration when he led the development and implementation of SONIC’s enterprise architecture practice. Cook’s responsibilities included partnering with restaurant operations, supply chain, franchisees, and other stakeholders to drive best practices and measurable benefits by ensuring the readiness, scalability, and effective use of margin improvement tools like inventory and labor management.
Cook holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in enterprise architecture from Penn State University.
Cook, his wife, Jana, and their two children, Colby and Kynlee, reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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