‘It’s all about people’: United Way CEO reflects on journey amidst retiring
United Way CEO Glenn Cochran prepared to say farewell after 29 years. With a career spanning over four decades Cochran, was no stranger to nonprofit programs, fundraising and service.
He started his career with the Boy Scouts of America in Midland before holding various positions with United Ways in Shreveport, Abilene and Fort Worth, and his longest tenure right here in the South Plains.
United Way kicked off its 55th Loaned Executive Program this week and Cochran says these are the days he enjoys because he gets to help equip the next generation of leaders.
“Here in Lubbock, it’s all about people. This is the future of United Way somebody in this room will be campaign chair before you know it or board chair or leading other things in our community,” Cochran said.
As Cochran gets ready to retire, he says he will miss his coworkers and community leaders, but he is looking forward to traveling in his RV with wife Val.
“Lubbock is a wonderful community. I plan to be here. We don’t plan to go anywhere this is home,” Cochran said.