Aramark Exec to Lead Barnes Foundation Board

Succeeds Bernard Watson, who oversaw the move to the Parkway.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Aramark chairman Joseph Neubauer has been chosen to replace Bernard Watson as chairman of the Barnes Foundation Board. Watson had overseen the Barnes’ move to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; Neubauer has been on the board since 2005.

From the Barnes press release:

“Dr. Watson has led the Barnes Foundation through some of its greatest challenges and many achievements during his tenure as chairman, including the completion of the building campaign and our new campus in Philadelphia,” said Joe Neubauer. “The board and staff join me in thanking him for his service and for his leadership in transforming the Barnes into the viable and financially-stable organization it is today. As we continue the work to make the Barnes the world-class educational institution the founder intended, Dr. Watson has agreed to remain on the board and I am grateful for his wise counsel and continued support. I would also like to welcome our new board member Daniel M. DiLella. Mr. DiLella has extensive board and business experience as well as a strong commitment to our community. I look forward to his help in shaping the future of the Barnes.”