Joseph Neubauer is Chairman of the Board of ARAMARK, a leading provider of professional services including food, hospitality, facility and uniform services. The company has 250,000 employees serving 22 countries around the world.
Neubauer joined the company 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 ARAMARK Chairman and CEO until 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.
Neubauer serves on the Board of Directors of Macy’s Inc., Verizon Communications, and Catalyst. He is Vice Chairman of The Barnes Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Chicago.
Neubauer has been recognized throughout his career for civic and professional achievement. He received the 2012 Philadelphia Award in recognition of his civic involvement in the region. In 2007, he was elected to the American Philosophical Society. In 2005, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. Neubauer was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 1994 and currently serves that organization as Chairman Emeritus.
Mr. Neubauer received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.