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
Chairman Mark Sievers
Mark Sievers was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission on May 5, 2011, by Governor Sam Brownback. He was elected Chair of the three-member Commission on May 17, 2011.
Sievers is an experienced senior executive, an economist, and a lawyer experienced in policy development, economic policy analysis, and complex public utility litigation. He worked for Verizon Global Solutions where he was responsible for its international legal and regulatory matters. More about Mark Sievers...
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 Shari Feist Albrecht
Shari Feist Albrecht was appointed to the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) by Governor Sam Brownback on June 25, 2012.
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...