Nearly one year ago, Kevin Seawright accepted the position of CFO and Vice President for Newark CEDC. He has worked within the city and with the citizens to ensure that their opportunities are on point with the opportunities that are offered to other citizens in other communities across the United States.
A recent article showed that he began his journey of financial stewardship in Philadelphia. This was the city that he grew up in and continues to think of as his home because it was where he was raised as well as where his career first began. He first worked in the city at the age of 12 with his parents, who did the same type of work. They instilled the financial stewardship values in him that he continued to use throughout his career as he continued to get older and eventually completed college and moved on to the same type of work that his parents did.
After working in Philadelphia, Seawright said on Twitter that he moved to a new opportunity in Baltimore. The opportunity was run by a government agency that allowed him to hone his skills for stewardship. The opportunity also gave him a chance to see the way that another city was able to be helped by his efforts, instead of just focusing on Philadelphia. This opportunity was something that he saw with great hope and he worked to make the community a better place. However, he did not fit in with the government agency and saw more opportunity elsewhere in a privately run financial stewardship situation.
At this point, he moved into the Newark CEDC opportunity. This is an opportunity that led him to great success and allowed him to be able to continue cultivating his skills and his abilities in a way that he had not seen in the other cities that he had worked in. This was an excellent opportunity and he jumped on it. The Newark city was one that had a lot of work for him to do and he was able to accomplish that in the year that he has been there. While the city still has a long way to go, he continues to make improvements in the city and it’s one of the best credits on his LinkedIn.
If Kevin Seawright is an advocate for a single thing, it is education. He has worked with communities that have little to no educational opportunities and has seen what it has done to the community. He wants to make sure that everyone in the community has a chance to be able to get an education and he works to make that a possibility. This is something that he has seen as somewhat of a chance to show others what an education is able to do in comparison to previous generations.