Who We Are

Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity is a division of the CRJ Consulting Group, L3C whose vision is a Vermont recognized as the national model on the practice of inclusive and equitable business and institutional practices. Vermont Partnership maintains a small staff, draws from a pool of multidisciplinary consultants, and offers professional development internships to students from institutions of higher education.

Our People

Curtiss Reed, Jr. <creed@vtpfd.org>
Executive Director


Curtiss Reed, Jr. serves as President of the CRJ Consulting Group, L3C and Executive Director of Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity. Reed provides expert training and coaching on inclusion, bias, and equity to state agency, municipal, institutional and business clients as well as community organizations across Vermont. He serves as Chair of the Vermont Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights and sits on statewide commissions dealing with law enforcement, education, and minority health issues.

Reed is the driving force behind four statewide initiatives: The Vermont African American Heritage Trail, The Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future Initiative, I Am A Vermonter, and The Think Tank for Vermont Leaders of Color. After 18 consecutive years working and living overseas in Arabic, Portuguese, and French speaking countries, Reed returned to Vermont in 2001. Reed’s consulting experience spans four decades in both international and domestic markets. Recipient of multiple honors and awards, in 2015 the School for International Training Graduate Institute awarded Reed a Doctorate of Humane Letters Honoris Causa for his life’s work to make Vermont a desirable destination for all.