Wed, Jul 21 | VEST Zoom Room

A Latina at the Table: From Public Service to Chief Executive Officer

Join us as Claudia San Pedro, CEO of Sonic, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, talks about her journey to the top, the future of the fast-food business and how her love of economics influences her approach to management.
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A Latina at the Table: From Public Service to Chief Executive Officer

Time & Location

Jul 21, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
VEST Zoom Room

About the Event

Claudia San Pedro, Founding Member of VEST, serves as CEO and President of SONIC Drive-In. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants, whose portfolio includes more than 8,400 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, SONIC, and Rusty Taco locations worldwide. Claudia is responsible for setting the strategic direction for SONIC, overseeing the brand’s marketing, operations, and supply chain teams. She is also responsible for the growth and success of SONIC’s company-owned restaurants as well as the brand’s relationship with its franchise community. Claudia joined SONIC in 2006 as VP of investor relations and treasurer. She was later promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining SONIC, Claudia served as the director for the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and was the first female and first Hispanic to serve as director of state finance for Oklahoma. 

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