July 3, 2013 – Craftsbury Common, Vermont— It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Sterling College Trustee Rian Fried. Rian died on July 3, 2013, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old.

Fried was the co-founder of Clean Yield Asset Management, and president of Clean Yield Group, Inc. Prior to founding Clean Yield in 1984, he directed the Brockton Regional Economic Development Corporation, an organization that coordinated and funded economic data research projects. He held a Master’s degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

Fried served as a selectman in Stannard, Vermont, and on the Planning Commission. Statewide, he served on the board of the Vermont Community Loan Fund and the advisory board of Chittenden Bank’s Socially Responsible Banking Fund, and several other boards. His columns on financial affairs appeared in local and national newsletters, including the most recent issue of the Sterling College alumni magazine Common Voice.

Fried is survived by his wife, Rachel, and his daughter, Dorigen. There are no services announced by the family as of yet.

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