Kevin Seawright is the CFO as well the executive vice president of Newark Community Development Corporation (Newark CEDC). He has had an interesting career in both private and public sectors. Seawright started his remarkable career in finance in Baltimore, Maryland with a government position. After eleven years of winning several important awards, he moved to the private sector where he leveraged on his construction expertise and financial management.
WorldClassMagazines really shows that Seawright has committed his life to improving the lives of city residents and facilitating the growth of urban cities. He is always ready and willing to change his attitude as well as his thought process to adapt to complex situations that require a creative solution. The positive attitude and adaptation are the key contributors to the wins he has achieved in his career.
His career began when his parents introduced him to financial stewardship at an early age. By the time he was 12, Seawright was changing lives within Philadelphia’s inner city working in youth programs. His dedication and diligence have played an important part in inspiring him to continue changing lives of adults and children in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and currently Newark. He attributes his societal contributions to his parents’ upbringing. Seawright considers them his greatest role models.
He regards formal college education as a great training and teaching tool. Seawright benefited from both formal and online education. He is open to either provided it helps one to be productive at work. Presently, he is involved in a number of organizations that empower communities. Recently, Seawright completed an executive leadership three-part course at the University of Notre Dame’s, Mendoza College of Business. The program teaches the techniques of keeping up with the current competitive environment, principles of leading transformational organizations, gaining consensus on boards and fundraising strategies.
Seawright considers success as having a great bond with family and contributing to the community in a meaningful way. He notes that all his life experiences have contributed to his success. The basketball fan contributes his data driven analysis, flexibility as well as straightforward model to his success in working to improve the economy and people’s lives. These attributes makes him happy in addition to his 12-year-old daughter Tia who he loves so much.
With his appointment to Newark CEDC, the main economic development vehicle for Newark, Seawright brings on board a wealth of experience. His experience stems from the financial management of local public agencies. Seawright’s knowledge in accounting, varied capital management, and operations suits the corporation in furthering its mission. For more than 13 years, he has bettered lives of communities living on the East Coast using his financial expertise. Seawright managed to save over $100,000 in funds for Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement. He did this by designing and implementing a fresh accounting system when working as the managing fiscal officer. Seawright is well known as a music lover, but also for his poignant Tweets that talk about events of the day.