Long-time team member ascends ranks.



Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) promoted Elana M. "Lani" Hobson to senior vice president of operations from vice president of operations.

Hobson held her previous position since 2010 but joined Jack in the Box as a team member in 1977 in a Hayward, Calif., restaurant. She moved up through the ranks to district manager, area manager, vice president of the North Coast region and finally joined the corporate offices in 2007.