Kevin Seawright has been a staunch accountant and urban development project leader over the years, and after returning to the City of Baltimore a little over a year ago he started a housing program in conjunction with RPS Solutions Inc. RPS Solutions contracts with construction companies and real estate agencies to tap into the renovated housing market to make quality housing more affordable.
RPS Solutions’ goal is to promote diversity and bring equal housing opportunities into neighborhoods with low crime and make applying for mortgages easier and fair for first-time buyers. Seawright has had many people come to him thanking him for his efforts to build stronger minority communities throughout the city.
PR Newswire revealed that Kevin Seawright has brought accounting and financial knowledge to many city operations throughout his career. The cities he has worked with and advised public officials at have included Atlanta, Baltimore, Newark, New York and Washington D.C. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Almeda University and then began in various clerking positions at the Baltimore Department of Parks and Recreation.
He then moved from there into the public schools management, and before long he had helped bring its funding up to appropriate levels to supply educational materials and make transportation better. Read more: Newark economic development group names CFO
Seawright’s most notable accomplishment while still working as a public accountant for Baltimore was having CitiStat brought in to manage each department. This was analytical software used to identify areas of need and encourage city administrators to address those areas appropriately. Seawright was also a campaign manager for Otis Rolley who ran for but lost the bid to become Mayor of Baltimore.
Kevin Seawright left his public accountant position and started managing accounts for Tito Contractors, a private construction company in Washington D.C. He also completed an executive leadership training program at Notre Dame University Mendoza Business School that same year.
He relocated to Newark not long after to head the financial division of the Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) in 2014, and during that time he worked with the famous Boraie Development Group as part of several major building projects. He left the CEDC just one year later and then started RPS Solutions.