CFO and Executive Vice President of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), Kevin Seawright, recently took part in an interview for WorldClassMagazines.com. In the interview, Seawright discussed many aspects of his life including both his personal life and professional career.
What started as a government position in Baltimore, turned into a full-blown career in finance. After years of demonstrating financial expertise, Kevin Seawright was appointed to his current position as CFO and Executive Vice President of Newark CEDC. “I am honored to be part of this positive change,” says Seawright, who plans to continue his life’s work of aiding in the development of urban cities like Newark. With an emphasis on economy, Seawright believes that investing into small business ventures, employment programs, and transportation is the key to a community’s success.
Kevin Seawright explains that his interest in finance and accounting began as a child. When he was only 12 years old, his parents encouraged his financial stewardship by allowing him to work in youth programs, aiding the citizens of Philadelphia’s inner city, something he’s recalled many times on Twitter. His strong will to help others continued well into adulthood, as he worked to change the lives of many in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and most recently, Newark.
When prompted with the question “What is success to you?” Seawright explains, “To me, success revolves around family. I consider myself successful because I have a great relationship with my family, both immediate and extended.” He goes on to explain how contributing to the well-being of a community is another sure sign of success. He was happy to provide a loan to a Newark entrepreneur after she was turned down by other banks. “This is one of the services we provide at Newark CEDC. We provide loans to small and to mid-sized business owners, who would otherwise not have access to needed capital.”
Kevin Seawright contributes his accumulated experience to his growing success. Through every aspect of his career, Seawright has applied outstanding analytical and managerial abilities in an effort to improve the economy. It is his belief that a better economy will lead to better economic situations for the people of the community, increasing the quality of life for many families and individuals.