The mission of the Kansas Corporation Commission is to protect the public interest by impartially and efficiently regulating oil and gas production; rates, services, and safety of public utilities and commercial trucking, and promoting energy 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. More about Shari Feist Albrecht...
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...
Commissioner Pat Apple
Pat Apple was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) by Governor Sam Brownback on March 24, 2014, and confirmed by the Kansas Senate on April 6, 2014. He was sworn in on April 11, 2014.
Apple served in the Kansas Senate from 2005 to 2014. He served in numerous capacities including Chair, Senate Committee on Utilities, from 2009 to 2014, and Vice-Chair from 2005 to 2008. Apple also served on the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Senate Confirmation Oversight Committee, Vice-Chair of Kansas Electric Transmission Authority (KETA), 911 Coordinating Council, and Chair of Telecommunications Study Committee. More about Pat Apple...