Michele Cochran, Owner of Six Twenty Six, LLC., focuses on delivering unparalleled client service; fostering transparency and trust; embracing innovation and welcoming ideas. Michele takes pride in her ingenuity and resourcefulness, creating unique engagement programs for a diverse international clientele at competitive prices. She knows the value of promotional products goes deeper than just the product and that her job is much more than just delivering that product.
A graduate of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Communications, Michele earned her Master’s in Advertising Specialties from both professional accredited institutions, PPAI, and ASI in 2020. She is also a graduate of the WBEC-WEST Platinum Supplier Program, May 2022, and a Gold Label Tier 2 Supplier Graduate of the Arizona Department of Transportation Business Development Program, October 2022. Michele believes that continuing education is a key factor in her growth plan.
Michele met her husband, Jim, on June 26, 2001, and married him on June 26, 2004. In June 2005, Michele was acquired as an asset by a large Promotional Products Distributor and Six Twenty Six was born. Jim and Michele have a 16-year-old son who intends to serve in our armed forces offering a legacy succession plan for Six Twenty Six, to maintain our diverse business classification by shifting to a Veteran-Owned rather than Woman-Owned, when Michele is ready to retire.
Michele has a storied career in chain-supply that ultimately led to business ownership and financial freedom. She believes in finding what you love to do and making that your career; so even when at work, life feels balanced.