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In 2018, Claudia became the first woman and first Latina to serve as President of SONIC Drive-In, a role she is using to foster a culture with more opportunities for diverse talent. Not only does SONIC Drive-In have many women on its leadership team, but there is gender parity at the level of operators and supervisors within individual franchises too. Claudia frequently shares her experiences and insights on D&I with others in the industry, including being featured in Executive Women’s Forums (EWF) International, where she shared her journey and the lessons she learned along the way to help inspire other women. In December 2020 she was named the 2020 LATINA Executive of the Year by LATINA Style Inc., in recognition of her leadership, commitment to the community, impact to the company bottom line, and her ability to build an environment where employees are encouraged to succeed and reach their full potential.