As a transformational executive and visionary with foresight and imagination, Kirk Callwood, Sr. has an impressive history of surpassing ambitious business goals and creating revolutionary strategies for diverse enterprises. Commissioner Callwood accepted the nomination of Governor Albert Bryan Jr. in January 2019 to be the Commissioner of Finance. The appointment to lead the division with powerful strategies in integrating the financial and planning functions of the VI Government provides the opportunity to play a significant leadership role.
Commissioner Callwood was born on the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. He graduated from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Norfolk State University and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business.
Commissioner Callwood's vocational background includes treasury, finance, management, and executive experience with multi-national companies such as Wachovia Corporation (Wells Fargo), First Data Corporation, Cingular Wireless (AT&T), Coca Cola Enterprises, Premier Global Services, and Innovative Companies (Viya). Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of International Capital & Management Company where his scope of responsibilities included treasury, supply chain, service excellence, accounting, property management, charitable giving, and corporate fundraising.
Commissioner Callwood has served in many community/leadership related positions including Treasurer and Vice-President for the Epsilon Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. His volunteer roles have included usher, mentor, and pre-marital counselor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia. He has served on the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Advisory Committee and as a football coach/athletic director and mentor for the Virgin Islands Sport Training Association (VISTA). He is currently Treasurer and Executive Board Member for My Brother's Workshop and serves as the Rotary Club of St. Thomas II President for 2018/2019.
Commissioner Callwood has always been passionate about returning to the Virgin Islands to give back to the community that gave so much to him. He enjoys football, swimming, exercise, and most important, spending time with his family. Kirk is married to Tracy and has three sons: Kevin, Kirk Jr., and Gui.