Kevin Seawright, a financial and management expert began his career at various government positions in Baltimore, Maryland. After working for more than a decade in the public sector, he decided it’s the right time to move and deliver his financial expertise in the private industry. In 2014, he was announced as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. Kevin was pleased when he joined Newark CEDC because he has been helping urban areas and communities to develop since he was a young boy. The city of Newark has developed new economic model under the leadership of Mayor Ras Baraka, where small businesses are provided with credit to fund their operations. Something right in Seawright’s proven pedigree, as something he can influence positively.
For many years since he was a young boy, Kevin has been devoting his life to helping urban towns to grow and transforming the lives of those living there. His parents played crucial role in Kevin’s life by introducing him to financial stewardship at an early of 12 years. He would work for youth programs that were meant to improve the livelihood of Philadelphia’s residents. He developed the passion and dedication to changing the lives of young and adults in Philadelphia, and later in Baltimore, and now he is doing it in the City of Newark, NJ, CrunchBase shows.
Kevin Seawright attributes his desire to the contributions he has made to his parents, who are also his role models. As a person who has benefited from both formal and e-learning programs, he is encouraging others to approach college education seriously because it is very productive. Kevin has been involved with companies that are founded on platforms of empowering and strengthening neighboring communities. He believes that a person is successful as a result of an excellent relationship with his/her family.
In addition, Kevin thinks that another true mark of success is contributing and helping a community. He remembers helping a Newark entrepreneur to access a loan at Newark CEDC after many local banks turned her away. The aim of this organization is to help small entities and medium ones to access loan facilities because they are marginalized by local commercial banks. This is one way the company is using to grow the economy of Newark.
Seawright enjoys playing basketball and coaching youths, as well as listening to music. He supports 76ers, a basketball team based in Philadelphia where he was raised. Additionally, Kevin loves football and is a fan of Redskin team. Due to his busy schedule, he doesn’t get the chance to watch these games. He believes a lot of work still needs to be done in Newark, from providing capital for start ups and medium enterprises to contributing to real estate and construction projects, and this can be achieved through Newark CEDC.