Paige S. Bass
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Paige Bass serves as senior vice president and general counsel of SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. Inspire is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes more than 8,300 Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and SONIC locations worldwide.
In her role, Bass leads SONIC’s internal legal department and is responsible for all legal services for the SONIC corporate entities. She also has oversight of SONIC’s cybersecurity and franchise administration functions. She joined SONIC as associate general counsel in April 2004 and was promoted to vice president and general counsel in 2007.
Before joining SONIC, Bass was an associate with Crowe & Dunlevy, one of the largest law firms in Oklahoma. She serves on the board of directors for SSM Health Care of Oklahoma, Inc. She is also involved with several community organizations, including serving as president of the board of trustees for Westminster School in Oklahoma City, as a member of the board of directors for Leadership Oklahoma City and as a member of the steering committee for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Forward OKC initiative. Bass is also a member of the board of visitors for the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in 2010. Bass is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class of XXIX.
Bass has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University. She also graduated, with highest honors, from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif and received numerous awards, including the Nathan Scarritt Prize.
A native of Clinton, Oklahoma, Bass resides in Oklahoma City with her husband and their two children.