Bachelor in Creative Writing, Stanford University, 1960; Master of Arts in Music, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964.
Assistant product manager, Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, 1964-1967;
account executive, Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising, Los Angeles, 1967-1972;
account supervisor, Keye Donna Perlstein Advertising, Los Angeles, 1972-1973;
director export, Viviane Woodard Cosmetics, Panorama City, California, 1973-1974;
partner, Hale Hanson and Company, Pasadena, California, 1974-1975;
president, creative director, Klein/Richardson Advertising, Inc., Beverly Hills, California, 1975-1985;
president, Niel K. Klein & Association, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan, since 1986. Instructor Advertising Center, Los Los Angeles 1982-1990. Judge Clio, Sunny and other award competitions, since 1983.
President Grand Traverse Dinner Train, Traverse City, 1996.
Board directors Montessori School of West Los Angeles, 1982-1986. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1960-1962. Member Traverse Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Stanford (Michigan).
Married Kaye M., June 18, 1960 (divorced 1975). Children: Jeffrey, Tracy. Married Valerie A., May 31, 1975.
Children: Hilerie, Tyler.