Chief Operating Officer
Tanishia Beacham serves as chief operating officer for 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 32,000 Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, Jimmy John’s, and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.
In her role, Beacham oversees all aspects of franchise operations including operations, field services, quality assurance, food safety, equipment & customer satisfaction and is also responsible for all franchise relations for the chain. She started her career at SONIC in 2001 serving as a field marketing representative and was promoted in 2004 to a regional marketing director. In 2010 she was promoted to regional vice president of SONIC’s mid-South region before being promoted in 2012 to vice president of field marketing.
Prior to assuming her current role, she served as senior vice president of franchise operations for SONIC®. Prior to joining SONIC®, Beacham served as the assistant account executive for Moroch Partners on local McDonald’s accounts.
Beacham serves on the board for the Oklahoma City Arts Council and the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Georgia State University. She currently resides in Oklahoma City.