Ellen Turner with UIC Stem students participating in Mind Your Manners
Dining Etiquette Class

About TWEG

Who is William Everett?

William Everett Rozelle

William Everett Rozelle was born of meager beginnings and was beloved by his family and friends. William exemplified the essence of true entrepreneurial spirt. His "real model" example to Ms. Turner and her nine siblings provided the foundation for the work ethics and values that have guided her principals and established a road map to a successful career. Ms. Turner's grandfather had no idea what a gift he was providing to his teenage granddaughter by entrusting her to help him manage is neighborhood shoe store, one of his many business ventures. Ms. Turner watched her grandfather as he developed meaningful and trusting relationships with his suppliers and how he carefully treated each customer with respect and decency. He was a man of his word and most importantly taught her that everyone is equal. He taught her that it was his belief that race or sex should not be the barriers to one's success. That each one of us, whether male or female, regardless of color or socical standing has a valuable contribution to the world. Armed with these valuable lessons and tools of empowerment, Ms. Turner has developed a firm that embodies these core values. The name of the company is a tribute to one of the most influential people in her life. The William Everett Group is a tribute to his legacy.

The William Everett Group Company Profile

Ellen Rozelle Turner, President and CEO

Ellen Rozelle Turner is the founder, president and CEO of The William Everett Group.  Ms. Turner has over 20 years of executive management, sales and marketing experience. She has serviced both government and Fortune 500 clients and has established a solid reputation assisting clients with solving complex business problems for providing superior client satisfaction.

Before founding TWEG, Ms. Turner was the president of Blackwell Consulting Services, one of the largest minority-owned technology consulting firms in the United States. Ms. Turner ran the executive management of the day-to-day operations with a specific emphasis on client facing initiatives including sales, marketing and delivery solutions for the multi-million dollar firm. Prior to being president Ms. Turner grew the public sector business at Blackwell to 40% of its revenue.

Prior to Blackwell Consulting, Ms. Turner was one of the founding managing partners of Clarity Partners, LLC, she also served as an Assistant Commissioner with the City of Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology and briefly worked in the Office of the Mayor.

Ms. Turner is committed to community service and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Circle Urban Ministries (www.circleurban.org), servers on the Board of Directors of Room2Improv (www.room2improv.com), Government Technology Foundation and Vice Chair of the technology committee for the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (illinoisblackchamberofcommerce.org).  She has also served on the board of the Loretto Hospital Foundation, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the board of directors of the Harrington College of Design, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Indiana and the DuSable Museum Women's Board.

Amongst her honors is the prestigious Anti-Defamation League's Women of Achievement award, the NFBPA Corporate Leadership Award, the University of Illinois-Chicago Leadership Award and the President's Award from Blackwell Consulting Services. She has serves as "Principal for a Day" at the Chicago Public Schools and has a technology lab named in her honor at the Shoesmith Elementary School in Hyde Park where she served as Chairman of the Local School Council and PTA. Ms. Turner lives with her husband Donald and children in Hyde Park, Illinois.


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