In May of 2015, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC) announced their newest leader, Kevin Seawright. Newark CEDC is a catalyst for economic development in New Jersey, attracting new businesses to join the community. Kevin has for over 13 years used his financial experience to better communities on the East Coast.
While working for Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement, he set up a new accounting program that saved then more than $100,000. He then worked as Payroll Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore and then the Finance Director of The Homeless Services division in the Housing Department.
Kevin Seawright became the Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Parks and Recreation. His work in Baltimore led to his working as Deputy Chief Operating Officer in the Education Department.
Early in his career Kevin Seawright, worked as director of Finance and Human Capital at Tito Contractors, located in Washington, DC. Now he will be helping the city of Newark, New Jersey develop businesses, and push for real estate development in the city.
The major benefits Newark CEDC provides are facade improvement grants, business counseling services, real estate development loans, tax credits and other business development perks.
According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright was once on the advisory board of the Babe Ruth Museum and a coach for youth sports teams in the area. Learn more about Kevin Seawright: https://angel.co/kevin-seawright
He has been a part of American Society for Public Administration and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and National Association of Black Accountants. He continues to use his accounting and project management experience in his work to help the community.
Kevin received his Master’s Degree in Accounting from Almeda University. He completed the Executive Leadership Certification from Mendoza Business University. He also spent time with Notre Dame University, and their executive leadership program.
He says that Notre Dame’s program is one of the main reasons for his success today. He stresses the importance of education for achieving leadership in a person’s career.