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Clifford Hudson has spent the last 33 years of his career at Sonic Corp., an Oklahoma City-based, publicly-held company that owns, operates and franchises SONIC Drive-In restaurants (NASDAQ: SONC). Today, he is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of this public company with 3,500 franchised and company-operated drive-in restaurants.

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, system 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 is a past 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.

In his position, Hudson has earned achievements such as the 2004 Silver Plate – Foodservice Operator of the Year Award from International Foodservice Manufacturers Association and 2000 Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators (MUFSO) Golden Chain Award from Nation’s Restaurant News. Most recently, SONIC has also received national recognition from publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, QSR and Restaurants & Institutions. He has been a frequent and requested guest on multiple business and financial news channels including Bloomberg, CNBC and FOX News.



Recent Stock Transactions by Clifford Hudson
Date Type Shares Traded Price Range
Jun 11, 2018 Disposition (Non Open Market) 357,054 0.00 - 32.84
Jun 11, 2018 Option Execute 463,373 6.80 - 31.29
Nov 17, 2017 Disposition (Non Open Market) 103,397 24.57
Nov 17, 2017 Option Execute 167,765 6.80
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
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Claudia San Pedro serves as president for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. In her role, San Pedro’s responsibilities include franchisee relations, supply chain, franchise sales and development, and business planning. She will provide oversight of the finance function as well.

San Pedro joined SONIC in 2006 as vice president of investor relations and treasurer. In that role, she directed financial planning, procurement and investment of funds for the organization and formulated investor relations strategy and oversaw communications with the investment community. San Pedro was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2015, and was responsible for SONIC’s financial planning practices, as well as the brand’s relationship with lending institutions, shareholders, and the financial community.

Prior to joining SONIC, she served as the director for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF). Appointed by Governor Brad Henry in 2005, San Pedro was the first female and first Hispanic to serve as director of state finance for Oklahoma.

Before joining OSF and the Henry administration, San Pedro served as the assistant director of the Oklahoma State Senate fiscal staff and a staff budget analyst for the senate appropriations subcommittees on education, human services and general government.

San Pedro presently serves on the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She also serves as a board member of the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Downtown OKC.

San Pedro holds an undergraduate degree from Smith College in Massachusetts and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Born in Mexico City, San Pedro resides in Oklahoma City with her family.


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John Budd is executive vice president, chief strategy and business development officer for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. He is responsible for SONIC’s strategic near-term and long-term technology path and has been a driving force behind the development of enterprise wide strategy, franchise development function (sales, real estate and construction), supply chain, enterprise program management, and the implementation of key technology initiatives and technology support.

Budd joined SONIC in 2013 from the Boston Consulting Group, where he served as a partner and managing director. In that role, he gained relevant experience helping restaurant brands create successful management strategies, drive unit growth, implement long-term menu innovation and improve same-store sales and profits. Prior to his work with Boston Consulting Group, he held various domestic and international roles of increasing accountability with General Electric.

Budd earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

He serves on the finance committee for the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation.


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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.

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Christina Vaughan is president of Sonic Restaurants, Inc. (SRI), Sonic Corp.’s division of company 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.

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Paige S. Bass is senior vice president and general counsel of Sonic Corp., the parent company for the Oklahoma City-based SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, a position she assumed in 2014.  Bass leads SONIC’s internal legal department and is responsible for all legal services for Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries.  She also has oversight of SONIC's cybersecurity and franchise administration functions.  She joined SONIC as associate general counsel in April 2004 and was promoted to vice president and general counsel in 2007.

Before joining SONIC, Bass was an associate with Crowe & Dunlevy, one of the largest law firms in Oklahoma.  She serves on the board of directors for SSM Health Care of Oklahoma, Inc. She is also involved with several community organizations, including serving as vice president of the board of trustees for Westminster School in Oklahoma City, as a member of the board of directors for Leadership Oklahoma City and as a member of the steering committee for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Forward OKC initiative.  Bass is also a member of the board of visitors for the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in 2010.  Bass is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class of XXIX.

Bass has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University.  She also graduated, with highest honors, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif and received numerous awards, including the Nathan Scarritt Prize.  

A native of Clinton, Oklahoma, Bass resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and their two children.


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Eddie Saroch is senior vice president of franchise relations for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. In his current role, Saroch oversees all aspects of franchise operations including operations, field services, quality assurance, food safety, equipment & customer satisfaction and is also responsible for all franchise relations for the chain.

Saroch has served SONIC in various capacities including: director of operations for Sonic Restaurants, Inc. (SRI), regional vice president for Sonic Industries (SI), president for SRI, senior vice president of SI - developing markets, and most recently senior vice president of field services.

For more than 16 years, Saroch managed multiple operational positions at Hardee's Food Systems prior to joining SONIC.

He earned his bachelor's degree in business economics from the University of Missouri at Rolla, Mo. Saroch is a member of Leadership Oklahoma City, Class XXV.

A native of Rolla, Mo., Saroch currently lives in Edmond, Okla., with his wife.


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Anita Vanderveer is senior vice president of people for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®.  She leads the human resources function for SONIC, which includes talent management, recruitment, people development, employee relations, payroll, benefits, compensation, recognition, internal communications, training & education, organizational design and change. Vanderveer joined SONIC as vice president of people in April 2011. 
Vanderveer began her career with Pizza Hut/YUM! Brands over 25 years ago in restaurant operations and has served in a variety of human resources executive positions.    She also served as vice president, human resources for Pinnacle Family of Companies based in Dallas, Texas.
Vanderveer holds a bachelor’s degree from Mountain State University in organizational leadership and a master’s degree in education, human resource development from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Balancing career with community involvement, she currently serves on the Oklahoma City Allied Arts Board and on the YWCA of OKC Human Resources Committee. She is also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma class XVIII.  
Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Vanderveer grew up in the Quad Cities.  She and her husband, Gordy, have one daughter and reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
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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. 

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Corey Horsch, CFA, is vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for the Oklahoma City-based national headquarters of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®. His responsibilities include directing SONIC’s financial relationships and providing input on the strategic direction of the brand through oversight and input on market planning processes, as well as capital structure decisions.

Horsch joined SONIC in 2015 as vice president of investor relations and treasurer and has been instrumental in managing the financial planning, procurement, and investment of funds for the brand.

Prior to SONIC, Horsch was with Surveyor Capital in Dallas, Texas, where he worked as a portfolio manager leading a team of industry analysts to manage consumer-related equity investments. Prior to his work with Surveyor Capital, he served as a senior research analyst covering the consumer discretionary sector at Luther King Capital Management.

Horsch received his bachelor of arts in political science and his bachelor of business administration in finance from Texas Christian University. He also holds an M.B.A. from McCombs School of Business.

Horsch is currently a volunteer board member of the Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma.

He is married, has two sons and currently resides in Oklahoma City.

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