The mission of the Kansas Corporation Commission is to serve the people of Kansas by regulating the State's energy infrastructure, oil and gas production, and commercial trucking to ensure public safety. More about the KCC...
Meet the Commissioners
Chairman Pat Apple
Pat Apple was appointed to the KCC by Governor Brownback on March 24, 2014. He was elected Chairman on January 12, 2017. His term expires on March 15, 2018.
Apple held a seat in the Kansas Senate from 2005 to 2014, where he provided leadership in many capacities including Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Utilities Committee. He also served on the Assessment and Taxation Committee, Commerce Committee, Confirmation Oversight Committee, Vice-Chair of Kansas Electric Transmission Authority, 911 Coordinating Council, and Chair of Telecommunications Study Committee. More about Pat Apple...
Commissioner Shari Feist Albrecht
Shari Feist Albrecht was appointed to the KCC by Governor Brownback on June 25, 2012. She served as Chair from January 9, 2014, to January 14, 2016. Albrecht was reappointed to a second four year term, which expires on March 15, 2020.
Albrecht served at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment from 1993 to 2012. Previously at the KCC, Albrecht held the positions of Director and Deputy Director of the Conservation Division, chairing numerous committees, including the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee. She also served as Acting General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, and staff attorney for the Transportation Division. More about Shari Feist Albrecht...
Commissioner Jay Scott Emler
Jay Scott Emler was appointed to the KCC by Governor Brownback on January 8, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending March 2015. He served as Chairman from January 14, 2016, to January 12, 2017. Emler was confirmed for a four year term, which expires on March 15, 2019.
Emler previously served in the Kansas Senate where he was elected Senate Majority Leader. He represented the 35th District in central Kansas for 13 years. More about Jay Scott Emler...