John Cochran, Agency Owner, purchased the agency from its founder, Jack Valentine in 1995. John, a lifelong resident of Randolph County, was born and raised in Cairo. He came to Moberly in 1974 as a student at Moberly Area Community College. After finishing his education at Missouri Southern State University and the University of Missouri, John came back to Moberly as a teacher and basketball coach at MACC. After his five-year career as an educator, he worked in the business community as a risk manager and benefits specialist. John has been active in his community serving on the Moberly Board of Education for 9 years, 6 as president, a founding member of the Moberly Area YMCA, director of the Moberly area youth basketball program for 10 years, chairperson of the 2000 United Way Campaign, and is currently in his 10th year on the Moberly Area Community College Board of Trustees, serving as vice president the past 5 years. John is a member of the Moberly Optimist Club and a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club. He is married to his wife Della and has three children, Brett, Cassie and McLean. John also has three grandchildren.
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