Our Leaders

Dedicate Team members

Ronnell L. Showell

Executive Director

 Ronnell L. Showell,  is a Servant Leader in his church, community and a loving family man.  He is a Navy Hospital Corpsman veteran and the founder of Esprit de Corps. During his service to our country, he always had a desire to assistant our youth and the under served minority communities. He has traveled within five of the seven continents and participated in various communities outreach programs throughout the Nation. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and Allstate Foundation Non-Profit Management Program via Northwestern Kellogg School of Business. Too, he is a certified Surgical First Assistant, Agile Scrum Master with Project Management methodologies. He witnesses the need to implement STEM programs within all  minority communities. He transfers his  years of  leadership, management, and entrepreneur experiences in dedication to serve other . His studies in Information Technology and Science will assist with navigating our organization business model and strategic planning. He strong desires to collaborate with other national community leader in educate & training those entering the workforce.

Tracey Johson

Director of Communications

Mr. Tracey Johnson, a University of Washington District of Columbia undergraduate and University of Georgetown graduate in paralegal studies. He joins Esprit de Corps with a collaborative vision and drive to improve our black and brown communities. To educate and motivate our youth and adults in conscience awareness of their environment and make that necessary changes to succeed against the odds. He understanding and dedication to our Non-Governmental Organization goals, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

Kurt V. Purnell

Director of Social Engagement

Mr. Kurt Purnell is devout christian and family man. He was a renown three times World Martial Arts champion and Student Advisor to behavior disorder children. He knows what it takes to have self control of mind, body and soul. He has trained and touched over 5000 pupils in the art of Tae Kwon Do and many have earned their degree of Black Belt status; which translates into a lifetime self-discipline.

Shawn Holmes

Director of Operations

Mr. Shawn K. Holmes, a subject matter expert in business acumen, spiritual leadership and alumni of Southern Illinois University. He brings years of experience with teaching, directing and counseling those in need of guidance counseling. He is an active community and servant leader within the neighborhoods he serves.