Meet Our Chairman and Commissioner

Chairman Albert

Commissioner Albert

Michael A. Albert was appointed to the Commission in February 2007 to fill an unexpired term ending June 30, 2007. On July 1, 2007, he was appointed Chairman. He has since been reappointed twice, with his current six-year term expiring on June 30, 2019. He previously served as a Manager and Member in the Business Law Department of Jackson Kelly, PLLC, in Charleston, West Virginia, focusing on public utilities and business and commercial transactions.

Chairman Albert currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kanawha County Public Library. He has served on the Board and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Library, Education Alliance, Junior Achievement of Kanawha County, the National Institute for Chemical Studies and the WVU Law School Visiting Committee.

Chairman Albert graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. Upon graduating, he served as an officer in the United States Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following an Honorable Discharge, he attended West Virginia University College of Law where he was Editor in Chief of the West Virginia Law Review and received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, with honors. He currently resides in Charleston with his wife, Laura Lee. They have three children, Michael, Jason and Melissa, six grandsons and a granddaughter.

Commissioner McCabe

Commissioner McCabe

Brooks F. McCabe, Jr. was appointed to the Commission in November 2014 to fill an unexpired term ending June 30, 2015. He is the Managing Member and Broker of West Virginia Commercial, LLC and has been involved in commercial and investment real estate for more than thirty years. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as a Senator representing Kanawha County from 1998 – 2014, and served on the Finance; Economic Development; Pensions; Banking and Insurance; Labor; Natural Resources; and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.

Commissioner McCabe has served on the boards of the Charleston Renaissance Corporation, Chemical Alliance Zone, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia State College Foundation, the University of Vermont, and the GOW School (from which he graduated), a private college preparatory school for dyslexic students in South Wales, NY.

Commissioner McCabe is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering and a Master of Education in Education Administration. He received his Doctor of Education degree from West Virginia University, with concentration in planning and community development. His professional designations include the American Institute of Certified Planners and the REALTORS® National Marketing Institute, in which he is a Certified Commercial Investment Member. He and his wife Barbie reside in Charleston and have one daughter Katie and two grandchildren.


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