Albert H. Masland
Albert H. Masland was appointed Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of State on January 10, 2005. In this capacity he supervises a legal staff of over 50 attorneys. As Chief Counsel he serves as the primary legal advisor to the Secretary of the Commonwealth and serves as the General Counsel’s legal representative to the Department.
Before assuming his position as the Department’s’ Chief Counsel, Albert was Chief Counsel for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, whose primary mission is the management and preservation of our State parks and forests.
From 2002-2003 he served as Inspector General of Pennsylvania, where his office was charged with investigating allegations of impropriety within the executive agencies and the investigation of welfare fraud.
From 2001-2002 Masland served as Commissioner of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs for the Department. As Commissioner, he was responsible for overseeing the day to day functions of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.
Masland served four terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 199th Legislative District from 1992 until November 2000.
From 1986-1992, he served as Cumberland County Assistant District Attorney. He received his bachelor’s degree at Dickinson College, and his law degree from The Dickinson School of Law.
He lives in Carlisle, Cumberland County, with his wife, Deborah, and their three children, Albert Jr., Sarah and Hilary.