Sonic names new marketing leader after CMO exits

OKLAHOMA CITY Sonic Corp., owner and franchisor of 3,400 drive-ins, said Thursday that it promoted Paul Macaluso to vice president of marketing after the departure of chief marketing officer Todd Townsend.

The company said Townsend had resigned “to pursue other interests.”

Macaluso previously was vice president of product-segment management. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of the marketing department and the company’s advertising agency.

Macaluso joined Sonic in January 2007 and has held posts at Burger King and Taco Bell.