Joe Neubauer was Chairman of the Board of ARAMARK Corporation, a leading global provider of professional services including food, hospitality, facility and uniform services, from April 1984 until February 2015. Mr. Neubauer joined Aramark in 1979 as Executive Vice President of Finance and Development, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was elected President in 1981, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1983 and Chairman in 1984. He held the title of CEO until May 2012.
Prior to Aramark, Neubauer held senior positions with PepsiCo, Inc. from 1971 to 1979, including Senior Vice President of PepsiCo's Wilson Sporting Goods Division and Vice President and Treasurer of the parent company, PepsiCo, Inc.
From 1965 to 1971 he was with the Chase Manhattan Bank, serving in several capacities from Assistant Treasurer to Vice President of commercial lending.
Mr. Neubauer serves on the Board of Directors of Macy’s Inc. and Mondelēz International. He is Chairman of the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees and also Chairman of the Barnes Foundation’s Board. He was formerly a director of Verizon Communications, Inc.
Mr. Neubauer has been recognized throughout his career for civic and professional achievements. He was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2013 Neubauer received the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a business person in the greater Philadelphia business community. For his civic involvement he received the prestigious Philadelphia Award in 2012. In 2010 Neubauer was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal from the University of Virginia for setting high standards in corporate and civic leadership. He received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005. In 1994, he was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, currently serving as Immediate Past Chairman. He has been a member of the American Philosophical Society since 2007.
Mr. Neubauer received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tufts University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.