OKLAHOMA CITY – Danielle Vona has been hired by Sonic Corp.’s chain of drive-in restaurants as chief marketing officer. Vona was previously a vice president of marketing at PepsiCo.

“We are pleased to have Danielle join our team,” said Clifford Hudson, chairman and chief executive officer of Sonic Corp. “With her extensive knowledge of branding, packaging and customer research she brings the necessary experience and perspective to Sonic. Additionally, Danielle has demonstrated leadership skills that will blend well with Sonic’s marketing department, the organization generally and our franchisees.”

Sonic operates more than 3,500 drive-ins in the U.S., where approximately 3 million customers eat every day.