SOURCE: Newark Community Economic Development Corporation

September 11, 2015 09:00 ET

Executive Vice President of Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, Kevin Seawright, Recognized by Notre Dame's Executive Leadership Program

Newark Executive Seawright Earns New Certificate of Achievement in Nonprofit-Focused Program

NEWARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 11, 2015) - Kevin Seawright, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation (Newark CEDC), was recognized by the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business for successfully completing the second installment of the Nonprofit Fund Development Program. The completion of this Executive Leadership Program is the latest step in Seawright's path of continuing education and development in his new role with the Newark CEDC.

"I've always known the importance of serving and being an active participant in communities, government, and public education systems," Kevin Seawright said. "I'm now on a quest to become even more involved and align myself with organizations that are impactful and designed to strengthen and empower communities."

The exclusive program was established to help business leaders keep up with the competitive landscape of today's nonprofit sector. The second course, "Leading Nonprofit Boards," examines the structure of a board as well as how to run a board efficiently and effectively. In order to carry out a successful organization, the board will often need to expand as the organization grows and matures. Building a board with a systematic approach, that includes orientation, training, evaluation, and the cultivation of prospective board members, is critical to ensuring the long-term success of any organization.

Kevin Seawright completed Phase Two of the program with a special Certificate of Achievement awarded to those who excelled in the course. For over 13 years, Seawright has been a leader in both the private and public sectors with his expertise rooted in financial management for local government agencies. His latest position with the Newark CEDC is the culmination of his years of hard work and achievement that have continuously benefitted communities up and down the East Coast. As Seawright looks ahead to the final phase of the leadership program, he also maintains his position as Executive VP and CFO while staying active in his various social and philanthropic efforts.

About Kevin Seawright:
Kevin Seawright is an accounting and project management professional based in Newark, New Jersey. Before relocating to New Jersey, Seawright worked in the fields of local government, education, and real estate development in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Involved in his community, Kevin Seawright acted as an advisory board member for the Babe Ruth Museum and a coach for local youth sports teams. He has been a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and the National Association of Black Accountants. You can find Kevin Seawright on LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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