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.
|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 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|
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 treasurer. She served as vice president of investor relations starting in 2010 until 2015. 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 and is a volunteer 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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