Leadership

 

President & CEO

Ellen Turner

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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 with 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 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 125 consultants that serve state and local government and Fortune 100 organizations. She also 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 and serves as the 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 lives in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood with her husband Donald Turner, Jr., has three children and granddaughter Gabrielle. Assistant Commissioner at the City of Chicago’s Department of Innovation and Technology and

Partner & Vice President Delivery Services

Arnold Crater

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Arnold R. Crater serves as Partner and Vice President of Delivery for TWEG. Mr. Crater is responsible for the assisting with the day-to-day operations of TWEG as well managing the firm’s portfolio of project/engagements. He manages the team of over 130 consultants and is Mr. Crater garners a successful career in informational technology and executive leadership. Mr. Crater is a seasoned business strategist and technologist with over 25 years of public and private sector operations and management consulting experience. Prior to TWEG Mr. Crater spent five years as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Information Officer for the Regional Transportation Authority. He served as the Executive Director of Informational Technology Services for the Illinois Math and Science Academy. He was Senior Manager and Executive with Accenture where he led the Global Unified Communications and Network Technology Services. At Accenture, Mr. Crater’s clients included healthcare, utility and media clients. He was also founder, president and managing partner of Advanced Concepts an information technology firm. Mr. Crater started his career as an engineer with Motorola and rose through the ranks to become Director of Worldwide Technical Support where he managed over 125 customer support agents for Motorola’s Integrated Dispatch Enhanced Network business. As part of his professional career, Mr. Crater served as secretary of the North American CIO consortium, Member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Crater has served on the board of several civic, political and not-for-profit organizations. These affiliations include, i.c. stars,

Mr. Crater holds a bachelors and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Chicago and an Master of Management Administration from Northwestern University. He is also certified PMP, DCIS, DCIE, DCES, CCIE, CCDA, ITIL, CSE.

Vice President of Operations

Blair C. McGee

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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.

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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, Management Consulting

Phil Stebbings

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Phil Stebbings serves as the Practice Director for Management Consulting. Mr. Stebbings is responsible for leading the management consulting services for the firm which includes, strategy, organizational change management, business transformation and project/program management. Mr. Stebbings is an experienced senior project manager and began his career at McKinsey and Company in New York where he served as a senior management consultant. He also held Senior Consulting positions with Perficient, Clarity Partners and 3Share. While at these firms, Mr. Stebbings served prestigious clients such as Best Western, Kelly Blue Book, Uline, UPS and Caterpillar. He is an experienced project manager serving a list of successful engagements with the Chicago Housing Authority, City of Chicago Department of Revenue, Caterpillar, Home Depot. Mr. Stebbings is a certified PMI project manager and holds a master of science degree in Information Systems Management from Aurora University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Illinois State University. He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Experience Manager..

Technology Consulting

Darrin Weatherspoon

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Mr. Weatherspoon serves as the 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.

Human Resources Administrator

Anita Stevenson

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Anita Stevenson serves as the lead Human Resources Administrator and is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function for the firm. Ms. Stevenson spearheads the development and implementation of HR policies, practices, procedures, and professional development while overseeing the strategic human resource planning providing the organization with the best talent available and positioning TWEG as the employer of choice within the industry. Prior to joining the TWEG Team, Ms. Stevenson served as Human Resources Generalist for several non-for-profit organizations, including, Metropolitan Family Services, The Alzheimer’s Association and New Life Foundation for Better Living. Her responsibility at these organizations included talent acquisition, employee relations & engagement, compliance, auditing, retention and benefits management. Ms. Stevenson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Dillard University and Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Capella University.