The Newark Economic Development Corporation’s main goal is to continue retaining, growing, and attracting businesses in the Newark area. Due to Kevin Seawright’s 13 years of experience of working to improve communities on the East Coast, he was the best choice for the chief financial officer position at CEDC. Read more at Markets Insider.
Kevin Seawright experience comes from working for local government agencies in financial management. He designed and put into place a new accounting system for Baltimore’s Commission on Aging and Retirement that saved them over $100,000. He was then assigned to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City as their Payroll Director. His next assignment was with the Department of Housing and Community Development as the Finance Director of Homeless Services. Next, he worked for the Department of Recreation and Parks as the Chief Financial and Facilities Officer. After that position, he entered the educational sector and spent six years as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer. He also spent time in Washington, DC gaining more insight into the real estate and small business industries while working for Tito Contractors. He reorganized the company’s accounting system which resulted in increased revenue.
Seawright also enjoys baseball and is a member of the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum in Baltimore. He has been a coach for local youth sports. He has been a member of a variety of organizations including the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, American Society for Public Administration.