J. Clifford Hudson

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J. Clifford Hudson, "chairman and chief executive officer of Sonic Corp., serves on the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees. He is a member of the board's Knowledge, Creativity and Freedom Committee, the Investment Committee and its Transactions Subcommittee.

"Mr. Hudson was named chief executive officer and president of Sonic in 1995 and elected chairman of the board in 2000. Previously, he was general counsel, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

"Mr. Hudson is chairman of the board of trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. His other board affiliations include serving as vice chair of the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center; and as a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as chairman of the Board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, where he served until 2001. From 1999 through 2008, Mr. Hudson was engaged in a rebuilding plan and turnaround effort of the Oklahoma City Public Schools in which he co-chaired a process for raising $750 million.

"He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and Georgetown University Law Center. In 1979, he served as an editor of the International Law Journal, a publication of the Association of Student International Law Societies." [1]

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  1. J. Clifford Hudson, Ford Foundation, accessed October 22, 2008.