Leadership

 
 

President & CEO

Ellen Turner


Ellen Rozelle Turner is the Founder, President and CEO of The William Everett Group and Mind Your Manners, Limited. Ms. Turner is an inspirational leader and entrepreneur. Ms. Turner has over 20 years of experience in executive management, sales, marketing and is a subject matter expert in state and local government. Ms. Turner has a solid track record of helping clients solve complex business problems and delivers superior customer service. Ms. Turner has held positions as President of Blackwell Consulting Services, one of the nation’s largest minority owned technology firms, Managing Partner and founder with Clarity Partners and Assistant Commissioner at the City of Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology and the Office of the Mayor. Ms. Turner leads a successful management and information technology consulting firm with over 110 highly skilled consultants . She is the president of an etiquette consulting business, Mind Your Manners, Limited.

Ms. Turner has been honored with the 2017 Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence Award, the prestigious Anti-Defamation League Women of Achievement Award, the University of Illinois CHANCE Program Community Partnership Leadership Award and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators Leadership Award. Ms. Turner attended the University of Missouri for Journalism and holds a certification in Human Resource Management form DePaul University.

Ms. Turner is dedicated to her charitable causes. Her family has established The McGee Turner Family Foundation. A not-for-profit that will fund business, social and dining etiquette training services for at risk children, adults and veterans. Ms. Turner served as the former Chairman of the Board of Circle Urban Ministries a non- for-profit organization serving Chicago’s Austin Community. Ms. Turner was formerly on the board of directors of the Loretto Hospital, Harrington College of Design, DuSable Museum Women’s Board and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago. She is also the co-chair of Information Technology committee for the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Turner serves on the Illinois State Treasurer's African American Women's Board. Ms. Turner lives in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood with her husband Donald Turner, Jr., has three children and granddaughter Gabrielle.

Vice President of Operations

Blair C. McGee


Blair C. McGee serves as the Vice President of Operations for the firm. Ms. McGee is responsible for the financial, benefits and insurance services for the firm. Prior to joining TWEG, Blair served as a personal banker with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. She was a Financial Services representative for Country Insurance and MetLife. She is also an independent Financial Services Broker for J.K. Insurance Agency. Ms. McGee is a licensed financial advisor and holds a broker’s license in Life, Property, Casualty and Health Insurance. Ms. McGee holds a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Vice President & Practice Director Enablement Services

Carlton R. McGee, Jr.


Carlton R. McGee, Jr. services as Vice President and Practice Director of Enablement Services. Mr. McGee serves as the engagement manager for all customer service, call center and staffing services for the firm. He also is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the firm, including procurement, technology and administration. Prior to TWEG, Mr. McGee worked in investment banking at the Toussaint Capital Partners and served as a consultant with the Unisys Corporation and Shah Engineering. Mr. McGee is a graduate of Morehouse College with a bachelor of science degree in Physics. He also holds a business analyst certification from DePaul University.
 

Training Lead, Technology Consulting

Darrin Weatherspoon


Mr. Weatherspoon serves as the training lead and practice director for the technology consulting practice. His role includes oversight of the firm’s technology consultants and a portfolio of client projects. He also is engaged on several critical client engagements with such public-sector clients as the City of Chicago, Metra and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to TWEG, Mr. Weatherspoon served as the Global Infrastructure Manager for Spencer Stuart. At Spencer Stuart he was responsible for the Americas, Asia Pacific and European technical support for the firm. He served as the Client Services Manager for GTG Consultants where he was responsible for managing client relationships and resolving client issue resolution. Mr. Weatherspoon attended DeVry Institute.

Practice Director, Management Consulting

Chaka Kureva


Chaka Kureva has over twenty years delivering project management, training, change management and large-scale ERP implementation services to the public and private sectors. He leads the management consulting practice for TWEG. Mr. Kureva formerly served as PM, Training and OCM Lead for Oracle, AST, JP Morgan Chase. He is a certified  project manager and PROSCI organizational change management consultant. MA Accounting, Keller University, B.A. Finance, Rhodes University.