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Trustee Chris Kleinert brings a wealth of investment and financial expertise to the board. Chris is president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Investments, LLC, and co-CEO of its parent company, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

Chris’s affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996. Hunt Consolidated is the flagship entity of the entire Ray L. Hunt family of companies, a privately owned group of entities based in Dallas, Texas. The areas of activity of the different Hunt companies include oil and gas exploration and production, refining, LNG, power, real estate, investments, ranching and infrastructure.

Prior to joining Hunt, Chris was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills.

Chris holds a B.A. in marketing from Southern Methodist University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University.

In 2009, Chris and his wife, Ashlee, founded Executives in Action (EIA), a nonprofit organization leveraging the talent and expertise of executives in transition with local charitable organizations to enhance their productivity, efficiency and overall impact. In 2016, EIA merged with New York-based Catchafire, Inc. forming Catchafire North Texas and expanding the number of volunteers and nonprofits that can be matched nationally. Chris currently serves on the Catchafire board of directors. 

Chris and Ashlee have three adult children and live in Dallas.

“I’m honored to serve with this committed group of community leaders and to be trusted with such important community giving. Building upon my experience with CFT for Business and our family’s long-standing relationship with CFT, I am excited to help CFT do even more throughout our community.” — Chris Kleinert


Community Leadership / Board Service

Chris serves on the investment committee of the board of trustees of Southern Methodist University and the Neely School of Business international board of visitors at Texas Christian University.

Chris also serves on the advisory boards of Amegy Bank-Dallas and 501ops. Chris most recently joined the board of directors of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association.