Staff

Preston L. Cochrane
Executive Director

Preston-Cochrane-Headshot.jpgPreston L. Cochrane is the former chief executive officer of American Research Bureau, an international probate research company. He served as President and CEO of Fair Credit Foundation, a national nonprofit consumer credit and housing counseling agency, from 1997 to 2013. Cochrane is a former EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Utah region award winner. 

Cochrane has channeled much of his energies and resources into initiating and implementing numerous financial capability, economic inclusion, and asset-building initiatives including the Utah Council on Financial and Economic Education, Utah Saves, Utah Individual Development Account Network, Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, and Earn It. Keep It. Save It.  

Active in community and industry affairs, Cochrane has served on the board of directors of the Financial Counseling Association of America, America Saves, BizWorld Foundation, United Way of Salt Lake, Utah Housing Coalition, Utah Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Utah Nonprofits Association, Pachyonychia Congenita Project, Somos Foundation, Zions Bank Community Advisory Board, and the Salt Lake Community College Accounting/Finance/Credit Program Advisory Committee. He served as a regional judge for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (2013-2015), Deseret News Sterling Scholars, Daniels Fund Scholars, and Somos Foundation Scholars.

Cochrane received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Utah, is a Certified Personal Finance Counselor, Certified Applied Behavioral Master Coach, and Certified ISO 9001 Internal Quality Management Systems Auditor. Cochrane speaks Vietnamese, is an Eagle Scout, and Beta Theta Pi alumnus. A native of Salt Lake City, Preston and his wife, Brooke reside in Salt Lake City and have four children.

J. Janell Fluckiger
Interim Executive Director/Consultant

JFluckiger-Headshot-11.2017.jpgAs the first Executive Director of Shelter the Homeless, Janell has helped to establish the organization as a public-private partnership with the ability to lead the community toward better outcomes for our homeless service system. She is working with a variety of stakeholders to help align funding towards shared community goals, such as preventing homelessness and reducing the need for emergency shelter. Beginning in 2014, Janell has worked with Salt Lake County’s Collective Impact on Homelessness, the initiative which has fostered collaborative decision-making across Salt Lake County and the State of Utah to help minimize homelessness.  

Janell has a background in policy work dating back to her internship with Senator Orrin Hatch in 2000, and continuing throughout her career in policy and project development, including for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams.

Janell received her BA from Brigham Young University (2001), her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah (2009), and is currently working on her PhD in Education Policy at the University of Utah. She grew up in Wisconsin, and currently lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and their two sons.