Kevin Seawright is a businessman, former public accountant and a community activist who is working to make the city of Baltimore a better place for all. Currently he’s doing it through a company he founded known as RPS Solutions. Learn more about Kevin Seawright: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-seawright-7869a052
This company is part of a city initiative to make housing more affordable to low-income individuals and minorities. It has various programs that can help people get accepted for financing and housing in more upscale neighborhoods. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO and Increasing Baltimore Homeownership is Goal of RPS Solutions New Partnership with National Community Stabilization Trust
Seawright has helped old acquaintances through this company including a Baltimore housing center employee Jerel Brown who joined RPS Solutions’s renovated housing program and now owns his own home.
Kevin Seawright has earned a variety of accounting degrees and also completed an executive leadership course at the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame.
He started by working in various Baltimore city departments managing their budgets. He became adept at cutting waste and making city taxpayer money more efficient. The Baltimore city schools especially saw better operational efficiency when Seawright was there.
Eventually he got promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the city and worked closely with the city council on revenue management. He also had CitiStat software used, a program that used live data to help city leaders determine which administrative departments needed the most improvement.
Kevin Seawright stepped down from public service for a while and became a campaign director for Otis T. Tilley in the 2010 mayoral election race. Then he moved to Washington D.C. and became the financial director for a private commercial real estate agency know as Tito Contractors.
Then he had the privilege of becoming Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. There he was in charge of fundraising and investor relations, and he also oversaw the plans for several hotel and housing unit developments. He returned to Baltimore to start RPS Solutions in 2016.
Seawright has always had a passion for young people, and he’s the father of a young girl named Tia. He has been a part of youth mentorship programs and sports coaching. He’s also served at the Babe Ruth Museum and National Black Administrators Forum.