Fred Klein is senior managing partner at Childress Klein, one of the largest full‑service commercial real estate firms in the Southeast. Prior to forming Childress Klein in 1988, he was a partner and then regional partner with Trammell Crow Company. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972.
Klein earned a BS in industrial engineering at Lehigh University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his service on the Board of Trustees, Klein has previously served on the UNC Charlotte Foundation Board and the North Carolina Railroad Board of Directors.