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Sonic strengthens leadership team

Staff writer |
Oklahoma City, Ok., USA - April 13, 2015, Oklahoma City, Ok., USA - Sonic Corp., a chain of drive-in restaurants, announced several promotions in its leadership team.

Stephen C. Vaughan, the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations, Finance and Planning.

Mr. Vaughan joined Sonic in 1992 and has been Executive Vice President since 2008 and Chief Financial Officer since 2004.

Previous to joining Sonic, Mr. Vaughan worked in public accounting. In his new role, in addition to overseeing franchise operations, he leads supply chain management, operations and technical services, quality assurance and customer satisfaction and retains executive management of the finance function.

Claudia S. San Pedro, the Company's Vice President of Investor Relations, Communications and Treasurer, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Ms. San Pedro joined Sonic in 2006 as Treasurer. She has also served as Vice President of Investor Relations since 2009.

Prior to joining the Company, she served as the director for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. Appointed by Governor Brad Henry in 2005, Ms. San Pedro was the first female and first Hispanic to serve as Director of State Finance for Oklahoma.

Todd W. Smith, the Company's Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.


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