Who We Are
Jon Weiss serves as the manager of domestic accounting for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Weiss supervises accounting functions and provides support to the director of finance and administration.
Weiss came to the Council with an array of non-profit accounting experience, including previously having served as the fiscal officer at U.S. Wheat Associates. In that capacity, he worked with U.S. Wheat Associates’ International field offices to ensure fiscal compliance with USDA regulations. More recently, he served as the accounting manager for United States Pharmacopiea.
As a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C., area, Weiss is a certified public accountant who holds a master’s degree in accounting from American University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland. Weiss and his wife currently reside in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. feed grains and ethanol. The organization has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.