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Meet the SONIC Management Team

Visionary leadership takes our iconic brand to new heights

Claudia San Pedro, Executive VP and CFO of SONIC burger franchise

President Claudia San Pedro

Claudia San Pedro serves as president of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

San Pedro assumed her role in January 2018. She 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.

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.

Christina Vaughn

Senior Vice President of Operations Christina Vaughan

Christina Vaughan serves as senior vice president of operations for SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

In her role, Vaughan is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations for SONIC 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 president of Sonic Restaurants, Inc. and was responsible for all aspects of operations including 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.

E. Edward Saroch

Senior Vice President of Franchise Relations E. Edward Saroch

Eddie Saroch serves as senior vice president of franchise relations for SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

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.

Senior Vice President of Franchise Operations Tanishia Beacham

Tanishia Beacham serves as senior vice president of franchise operations and marketing implementation for SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

In her role, Beacham is responsible for guiding franchisees in all aspects of operations and marketing implementation. She started her career at SONIC in 2001 serving as a field marketing representative and was promoted in 2004 to a regional marketing director. In 2010 she was promoted to regional vice president of SONIC’s mid-South region.

Beacham serves on the board for the Oklahoma City Arts Council and the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Georgia State University. She currently resides in Oklahoma City.

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Lori Abou Habib

Lori Abou Habib serves as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

In her role, Abou Habib leads all marketing strategy for SONIC, which includes national marketing, media, digital strategy, marketing technology and product innovation.

Abou Habib 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.

Vice President of Human Resources Jennifer Buxton

Jennifer Buxton serves as vice president of human resources for SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

In her role, Buxton is responsible for leading the human resource function at SONIC. As a member of senior leadership, Buxton partners with the team to instill the culture and values identified as essential to the company and leads the following functions: talent acquisition, employee engagement and organizational development, compensation, benefits, payroll, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, office and security, and corporate, field and franchise human resource business partner support. Her responsibilities also include ensuring the proper implementation of all human resource policies and programs as well as compliance with all federal, state and local laws.

Buxton is a 15-year veteran of SONIC, having joined the company in 2004 as a payroll clerk. She held various payroll positions through 2010 when she was named director of payroll. In 2014, Buxton stepped into the role of director of corporate human resources and talent acquisition. She was promoted to senior director of corporate human resources in 2015 when she took on additional responsibilities including oversight and design of the corporate office and security.

Vice President of Public Relations Christi Woodworth

Christi Woodworth serves as vice president of public relations for SONIC®, America’s Drive- In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

Woodworth assumed this position in February of 2015 and leads public relations and communications strategy for the SONIC brand. She is responsible for public relations support of marketing, social media strategy, franchise development, social impact, including SONIC’s award-winning Limeades for Learning® cause branding program and community relations, as well as franchisee communications. As chair of SONIC’s crisis management team, she guides the brand’s crisis preparedness to protect customers, team members and the brand.

Woodworth has served in a variety of marketing and communications roles since 2005 when she joined SONIC as director of external communications. Prior to joining SONIC, Woodworth was national director of development for Heifer International, where she created that organization’s major gifts program and led a $100 million capital campaign. She previously worked in Oklahoma City at the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools and Allied Arts.

Woodworth earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. She was named as an Advertising Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother Magazine and the Advertising Women of New York in 2014.

Woodworth serves on the boards of Angels Foster Network Oklahoma and is past president of the AFP-Oklahoma chapter. She previously served on the board of the Junior League of Oklahoma City and as a member of the Central Oklahoma Teen Pregnancy Prevention Steering Committee. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Association for Women in Communications.

Woodworth lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with her husband, Woody, and their daughter.

Vice President of Finance Ted Tetrick

Ted Tetrick serves as vice president of finance for SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.

Tetrick’s responsibilities include directing SONIC’s budgeting process and providing financial planning and strategic input to support corporate and brand level initiatives.

Tetrick joined SONIC in 2013 as senior director, financial planning and analysis and has played a key role in budget development and management, technology fund oversight and financial support for the brand.

Prior to SONIC, Tetrick was with Circor Energy Products in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he worked as controller managing budget, accounting close, inventory control and all other financial responsibilities for the plant. Prior to his work with Circor Energy Products, he served as senior financial analyst for both the employee benefits and powertrain manufacturing divisions at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI.

Tetrick received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Ball State University. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

He is married and currently resides in Edmond, Okla.

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