Kevin Seawright is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), which serves as the primary economic development agency for New Jersey’s largest City, Newark.
Seawright is an experienced financial and operations administrator, who has expertly managed resources at several municipal, educational, and private sector business organizations. As Chief Financial and Facilities Officer for one of Maryland’s largest Departments of Recreation and Parks, he administrated more than $50 million in city, state, and federal funding and successfully reduced the Department’s budget deficit by more than $600,000 in one year. This accomplishment earned him not only the agency’s prestigious Innovative and Leadership Talent Award, but also the title of Fiscal Operator of the Year.
Following his role as Chief Financial and Facilities Officer, Seawright went on to serve as a fiscal management leader in the educational arena, helping to create streamlined budgets measuring in excess of $200 million annually. Seawright also made it a priority to ensure quality-constructed schools and other related infrastructure, while managing more than $600 million in the development of new, and the renovations of existing, structures.
After more than a decade of public service, Seawright transitioned into the private sector, fulfilling various administrative director roles at Tito Contractors, Inc. in Washington, D.C. While there, Seawright developed and managed annual budgets and ensured operational quality and efficiency within the organization.
Previously, Seawright served as Director of Operations at Collington Life Care Community. While there, he worked to ensure a positive experience for more than 500 residents, facilitating an inclusive community and transparent decision-making throughout the organization; managing contract negotiations for general contractors; and providing oversight for $5 million in construction and operations-related funding. Seawright, who currently resides in New Jersey, earned a Master of Business Administration degree and is an avid sports fan and doting father to his daughter.