The economic, legal, and managerial missions of the Kansas Corporation Commission are to protect the public interest through impartial, efficient, and transparent resolution of all jurisdictional issues; and by participating in other forums and tribunals where articulated state policy objectives are at issue. The agency shall: regulate rates, services and safety of public utilities, common carriers, and motor carriers; regulate oil and gas production by protecting correlative rights, environmental resources, and energy storage; and promote energy-related programs. More about the KCC...
Meet the Commissioners
Chair Shari Feist Albrecht
Shari Feist Albrecht was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) by Governor Sam Brownback on June 25, 2012. She was elected Chair of the three-member Commission on January 9, 2014.
Prior to joining the KCC, Albrecht served in various capacities at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) from 1993 to 2012. She most recently served as Associate Chief Counsel and in that capacity, supervised the Environmental Practice Group. Albrecht also presided at environmental hearings conducted under the Kansas Administrative Procedure Act. Environmental cases heard included air quality, water quality, solid and hazardous waste, and surface mining. More about Shari Feist Albrecht...
Commissioner Thomas E. Wright
Thomas E. Wright was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission by Governor Kathleen Sebelius on May 23, 2007. Wright was appointed for a second term by Governor Mark Parkinson on January 8, 2010.
Wright has been a partner in the law firm of Wright, Henson, Clark, Hutton, Mudrick & Gragson, LLP, in Topeka, Kansas. Recently, he served as Chair of the Governor's Gaming Committee and of the Consolidation Commission of Topeka-Shawnee County in 2005. More about Thomas E. Wright...
Commissioner Jay Scott Emler
Jay Scott Emler was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) by Governor Brownback on January 8, 2014, and confirmed by the Kansas Senate on January 16, 2014. He was sworn in on January 17, 2014.
Prior to the KCC, Emler served in the Kansas Senate where he represented the 35th District in central Kansas for 13 years. While in the Senate, he served as Chairman of both Ways and Means and the Utilities Committee. Emler has previously held a senior position as Vice President and General Counsel for Kansas Cellular. He has had a law practice in McPherson. More about Jay Scott Emler...