Founder and Managing Partner Kevin Seawright of RPS Solutions in Baltimore has taken on the immense task of increasing the home-ownership rate in the city until it matches the Maryland state-wide home-ownership rate. Seawright established RPS Solutions in 2015 specifically to tackle the problem of creating enough affordable housing for Baltimore’s residents. To further their goal, RPS partnered with NCST, a non-profit organization that rehabilitates vacant properties and safely demolishes homes that are not salvageable. RPS also rehabilitates and constructs homes. When Seawright appeared on the Larry Young Morning Show in Baltimore, he stressed that homeowners help create stable communities. One success Seawright is especially proud of is when RPS helped Jerel Brown, who was shut out of the housing market despite being a Baltimore City Housing Department. More about of Kevin Seawright at Phillypurge.com
Prior to his founding RPS Solutions, Seawright was an executive VP and CFO for the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. His background in project management, finance and education in the public and private sector made Seawright the ideal choice to spur development in the community. Other previous positions Seawright held include strategic partner Tito Contractors in Washington, D.C., deputy COO of education for the City of Baltimore and CFO for Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks.
In order to serve the public better, Kevin Seawright has been attending the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business’ Nonprofit Fund Development Program. He has already completed Leading Nonprofit Boards, the second installment of the program, where he earned a Certificate of Achievement, which is awarded to participants who excelled in the installment. Seawright also earned an MBA from Almeda University in 2006.
Kevin Seawright is a member of numerous professional associations, including the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Black Accountants.