Can Do Luncheon Award Recipient 2017: Ashlee and Chris Kleinert

Chris Kleinert is CEO and president of Hunt Consolidated Investments, LLC, and co-CEO of its holding company, Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He is president of Hunt Realty Investments and oversees the operations of both Hunt Investment Group and Hoodoo Land and Cattle Company, as well as the
financial activities of the holding company. Other business interests of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. include oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, electric power generation and transmission. Chris’ affiliation with Hunt Consolidated began in 1996.

Chris received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University.

Chris serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of Southern Methodist University and SMU’s Tate Lecture Board of Directors. He also serves on the Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University, the Board of Trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Board of Directors of Amegy Bank – Dallas, and the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Ashlee Kleinert is an entrepreneur in both the for-profit and not-for-profitsectors. In 2009 Ashlee and Chris co-founded the charitable organization, Executives In Action, and worked with more than 275 nonprofits generating an investment of over $5.2 million of human resource capital in North Texas. C-suite executives in stages of professional transition were engaged in short-term, high-impact projects at selected nonprofit organizations with the purpose of increasing productivity and overall impact. In August 2016,
Executives In Action merged with, expanding the platform and impact of North Texas skills-based volunteering to a national level.

In 2011, Ashlee founded Ruthie’s Rolling Café, a food truck business with passion and purpose. Ruthie’s serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and has a strong philanthropic focus in the Dallas community. The belief that an act of kindness is never wasted fuels the “Random Snacks of Kindness”  and “Ruthie’s Dozen” programs. Ashlee currently serves at nonprofit organizations including New Friends New Life, St. Philips School and  Community Center, The Halftime Institute, Methodist Health System Foundation, SMU Maguire Center for Ethics, The Dallas Women’s Foundation, and Genesis Women’s Shelter. She is also a member of The Dallas Assembly.