Kevin Seawright is a business and civic leader who is full of action and never content to sit with the status quo. Seawright at one time worked directly in the mayoral office and was also a campaign financier for a candidate, but now he’s the leader of a company known as RPS Solutions. RPS Solutions is all about developing homes in peaceful neighborhoods in Baltimore, while also giving people an opportunity to buy a home who may have been rejected for financing or cannot afford newer homes. Seawright said he felt it was time to make the process easier for first-time home buyers as well as creating more diversity in the community through this company. Visit epodcastnetwwork.com to learn more.
Kevin Seawright has spent most of his career in public accounting and managing city funds. He ran the Baltimore parks and recreation department for several years and during that time even cut the budget deficit by over half a million dollars. He also managed the city’s public school systems and then introduced CitiStat to council members and the mayor. Through this software, Baltimore was able to discover which departments needed to improve performance and also which areas of the city needed critical emergency response.
Seawright would later move to Washington D.C. where he became the financial manager and quality assurance officer for Tito Contractors, a development and construction company serving commercial, residential and government-based clients. In 2014 Seawright was chosen to become the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Newark Economic Development Corporation in New Jersey, one of the state’s biggest urban development groups. During that time he had several downtown marketing events hosted that drew large crowds, including the 2015 Lincoln Park Music Festival. In 2016 he returned to Baltimore to assist with the city’s housing program.
Seawright holds several notable credentials including an MBA and Executive Leadership certification from the Notre Dame University Mendoza School of Business. He’s also listed on the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and American Society for Public Administration. Seawright also has sat on the board for the Babe Ruth Museum, and is also married and has a young daughter named Tia. Visit: http://vizualize.me/kevinseawright#.WOJjraK1uM8