Eyasu is a civic sector leader with senior management experience at public agencies in New York City and internationally. He is an expert in operational planning, policy implementation, and fiscal oversight and management.
At Bennett Midland, Eyasu is guiding the replication of the Providence Talks childhood learning model in five cities in partnership with What Works Cities and Results for America. Before joining Bennett Midland, Eyasu worked for the United Nations, where he directed teams responsible for data collection and analysis of labor markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe to steer the UN’s allocation of resources around the world. While based in Ethiopia, he helped guide the evolution of the UN’s relationship with the African Union from capacity development to a strategic partnership fostering peace and security in the region. He held fiscal oversight responsibility for peacekeeping missions and ensured that new offices met UN standards for resource management.
Prior to joining the UN, Eyasu held leadership roles at government agencies in New York City. As an Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Correction, he managed the $1.5 billion ten-year capital budget and the $1 billion annual operating budget. At the Office of Management and Budget, he oversaw the finances of criminal justice agencies including the Police Department and the District Attorneys’ offices, helping the City to achieve substantial cost savings and reallocate resources for criminal justice reinvestment programs.
Eyasu holds a BA in International Business from Howard University and an MPA from Georgia State University.