Rick Hausman is retired after 23 years at Clean Yield Asset Management where, as Research Director, he challenged corporations through shareholder initiatives on issues such as women on boards, environmental impact, and executive pay. In the 1980’s, Rick served in the Vermont House, representing the towns of Groton, Ryegate and Newbury. There, he championed divesting from apartheid South Africa and creating the Vermont Housing and Conservation Trust Fund. Earlier, Rick served as CFO for community mental health and community action agencies. Earlier still, Peace Corps took him to Ivory Coast for two years, and he worked in Kenya for a year before that.
Rick has served on numerous boards, including the founding boards of Upper Valley Community Foundation and Vital Communities. More recently, he served on the Finance Committee with the Vermont Community Foundation as well as its Vermont Investments Committee. He’s an elected Justice of the Peace.
For over four decades, Rick was a personal friend and sometime work colleague of the late Rian Fried after whom Sterling’s Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems was named.
Hiking and skiing are passions. He has a MPH in Public Health Administration from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Biology from Antioch College. He plays the banjo badly. Rick and his wife, Emmy, have two grown sons.