Founder, President & CEO

Ellen Rozelle Turner

Ellen Rozelle Turner is the Founder, President and CEO of The William Everett Group and Mind Your Manners, Limited. 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. She 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 was confirmed by the the Chicago City Council as a board member of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Affirmative Action Advisory Council and is a member of the Chicago City Council Subcommittee on Economic, Capital and Technology. She is also a member of the Executive Club of Chicago where she serves on the Forum Committee and the newly formed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Ms. Turner was named one of Chicago's 2021 Top Women of Impact by Better Magazine. She has been honored with the 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. The William Everett Group was named National Small Business of the Month by OnDeck Financial. Ms. Turner was also featured in Crain's Chicago Business article The Takeaway.

Ms. Turner is dedicated to her charitable causes. She is the Chairman of the McGee Turner Family Foundation. Her family foundation to provide internships, mentorships and technical training to youth and young adults in brown and black communities. She served as the former Chairman of the Board of Circle Urban Ministries a non-for-profit organization serving Chicago’s Austin Community. She 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. Ms. Turner serves on the Illinois State Treasurer's African American Women's Board and Congressman Bobby Rush's SAFETY Task Force.

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.

Practice Director

Okaey Ukachukwu

Okaey Ukachukwu has over twenty years of experience developing, integrating, and delivering information technology. He describes himself as an IT cognoscenti with focus on collaborations for quality services and solutions. Prior to joining the William Everett Group, Okaey was the regional delivery director for a startup company in US Northwest that provides artificial intelligence (AI) platform and AI-enabled solutions for healthcare organization. Okaey has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, smaller companies and as an entrepreneur. He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University in Evanston and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineer from California State University in Fresno.

Principal and Management Consulting Practice Director

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 has led the OCM and Training services for several large scale ERP clients such as Cook County Government, City of Detroit and Hillsborough County, Florida. He also led the residential organizational change management and community engagement projects for the City of Chicago CHI 311 implementation and the 2020 Cook County Census program administration. 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.

Senior PM - OCM Lead

James Terry

James Terry has more than fifteen years of strategic communications, organizational developmental and change management experience. His prior work experience includes consulting roles with BP, Grant Thornton, Kellogg and JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Terry holds master’s degree from North Park University; and a bachelor's of science in sociology from Grambling State University.

Marketing Strategist

Justin Nelson

Justin Nelson leads the firm’s marketing strategy and policy. He also a Senior Consultant with the Organizational Change Management team. Justin formerly served in several senior management roles at Microsoft as Global Product Manager and Business Transformation Architect. At Kellogg he served as Head of User Adoption and Strategic Change Management and spent several years in the media industry with roles at Sony Media. He is also a former CIO for the UK. Justin is a PROSCI Certified OCM Consultant and holds a BSc in Business Information Technology from the University of Central Lancaster.