Executive Staff

CHIEF, NORTHERN DIVISION - CHRIS ALBRECHT

Division Chief Chris Albrecht oversees field operations for the Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) Northern Division and has been dedicated to providing exceptional service to the Department and its stakeholders for over 22 years. 

Division Chief Albrecht began his career with the Department in 1994 and served as an Investigator and Supervising Investigator in several offices and specialized units throughout the State, including Special Operations and Trade Enforcement. He oversaw operations in the Ventura and San Luis Obispo District Offices for several years and, as an executive, was selected to represent ABC in several key roles, including as the Department’s liaison to the State Legislature and as a coordinator of the Department’s statewide grant-funding program.  Division Chief Albrecht provides experienced leadership and forward-vision to the Department’s enforcement, licensing, and training programs and prioritizes improved efficiency and professionalism for all functions of the organization. He values active engagement with the communities he serves and appreciates opportunities for collaboration and cooperative effort toward improved public safety.

Division Chief Albrecht graduated from the California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and holds a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with family and is active in sports and the outdoors.