Have you ever thought seriously about how the values your parents instilled in you when you were younger can help you succeed in life? Kevin Seawright is a perfect example of this. At an early age, his parents introduced the values of mentorship and financial stewardship, values that he practices diligently to date.
Kevin Seawright is a financial and administrative strategist, specializing in business operations. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Newark Economic Development Corporation. Kevin recently received Executive Leadership Certification from University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business.
For the past 13 years, Kevin Seawright has built a reputation as an effective business leader with a gift for developing good relationships with his staff and peers. He has succeeded in transforming various corporate processes within the companies where he has worked. He has also used his financial expertise to better the lives of local communities.
The Summer Youth Employment Plan was his latest achievement. Kevin Seawright collaborated with NewarkWorks and other leading businesspeople and companies in the Newark area to help the Newark youth get summer jobs. The program run for six weeks, starting July 5, 2016. This program was open to Newark student residents and aims to boost college graduation rates in the local community.
Students who enrolled in this program got the chance to experience on-the-job training. They also received lectures on empowerment, as well as financial literacy and college readiness. The financial literacy sessions were provided by two leading banks, Santander Bank and TD Bank. The program participants were paid each a minimum wage for each student.
Kevin Seawright has proved that he is not just an asset to the corporate world, but also the local communities. He is an Advisory Member of the Babe Ruth Museum, as well as a coach for youth sports teams. Kevin has also aided in construction and renovation of local schools.
Beyond the boardroom and the corporate deals, Kevin has proved to us that the future of the country lies in educating and empowering the youth. That is where his passion lies. Let us all follow his example.