The Newark Economic Community Development Corporation is at the heart of a revitalization effort in Newark, New Jersey, and Kevin Seawright was recently named CFO of the corporation. Kevin has an excellent record in the world of public service, and he brings quite a bit of knowledge of the public sector into the private sector. This article explains how Kevin is helping Newark, New Jersey come back to life after decades of struggle.
#1: Kevin Grew Up In Service
Kevin Seawright grew up outside Philadelphia where his parents urged him to work with underprivileged people in the city. He spent quite a bit of time with his parents helping the homeless and inner city youth, and his experiences there showed him that everyone needs help now and again. The work he did with the disadvantaged in Philadelphia informed his early work in the city of Baltimore, and Kevin will never forget the values he learned doing that work, and he’s said as much in several interviews.
#2: Helping Baltimore Save Money
The city of Baltimore employed Kevin in many capacities over a decade of work. Kevin worked in the school system, the transportation department and the division that helped the aged. His posts allowed him to change the way the city spent money, and his accounting practices were used to save cash every year. Kevin often found that the city was losing money, and Kevin enacted simple changes that saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars over the term of his employment. The city of Baltimore was sad to see him leave for a position in Philadelphia, but Baltimore is better for having Kevin within its ranks.
#3: The Newark CEDC
The Newark CEDC is a private company that is spending millions to redevelop portions of Newark into clean areas. There are many neighborhoods that have been blighted by decades of crime, unemployment, undereducation and homelessness, but the developments created by the CEDC are meant to build these areas back into middle class havens once again. Kevin is working as the CFO of the CEDC to help the company save as much money as possible on each development. Kevin was hired because of his brilliant public service record, and he has made an immediate impact.
The city of Newark is changing with every passing day due to the efforts of the CEDC, and Kevin Seawright stands that the center of that change. All the money used to help change Newark passes over Kevin’s desk, and he has become a captain of industry in a city that needs help. Kevin’s desire to help people is well-documented, and he is doing his best to turn Newark, New Jersey into a safe place to live, work and go to school. You can follow Kevin on Twitter to see where his career goes from here.