Yeshake “Isaac” Assefa

IT Manager
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Yishak “Isaac” Assefa serves as the information technology manager for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum, and related products worldwide, including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with soluble (DDGS).

In this capacity, Assefa provides company-wide support, maintains all systems on-site and remotely and helps make IT infrastructure secure, accessible, and reliable.

Before the Council, Assefa worked for 15 years as a network and facilities specialist for the New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Washington, D.C., and was certified in IT security, Network, and Microsoft certifications.

Assefa also serves as chairman of the Family Builders Fellowship Inc., a non-profit organization, providing leadership supporting its vision and mission.


About The U.S. Grains Council

The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at