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