Albright has been an active volunteer with the Great American Brass Band Festival steering committee since its inception in 1990, having also served as its chairman.
Albright has served as a member of the industrial foundation board of directors since 1999. His father, D.K. Albright, also president of Caldwell Stone, served as a director and officer for 30 years, from 1965 to 1995.
"While I have big shoes to fill in succeeding John Stigall's years of service to this foundation and the community, I am committed to continuing the foundation's aggressive efforts to recruit, retain and expand job creation and capital investment in Danville and Boyle County," said Albright.
"This will require the active engagement of all our knowledgeable, talented board members and other community leaders to be successful in these challenging economic times."
Jody Lassiter, president of the industrial foundation, said Albright's depth and breadth of experience as a local businessman, community volunteer and industrial foundation board member strongly qualify him to serve as chairman at this critical time.
"We continue to mourn John Stigall's loss to the foundation and the community, but John Albright is a leader who can keep our organization and its important economic development mission moving forward," Lassiter said in a release.
The industrial foundation is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1962, and strategically focused upon real estate acquisition, development and financing for industrial development; and retention and expansion services to existing industries, including facilitation of the Danville-Boyle County Industrial Council of community plant/facility managers.
Other board members are: Vice Chairman Greg Caudill, president/CEO of Farmers National Bank; secretary Walter Goggin, president of Robinson, Hughes & Christopher, CPAs; treasurer Alan Turbyfill, president, CEO and chairman of the board of Kentucky Trust Co.; Jim Jacobus, president and CEO of Inter-County Energy; Carl Metz, vice president for human resources, Ephraim McDowell Health; Patti Powell, vice president of Stuart Powell Ford; John Roush, president of Centre College; Bob Rowland, Danville school superintendent; Boyle County Judge-Executive Harold McKinney; Danville Mayor Hugh Coomer; and Lassiter, who is president and CEO of the Danville-Boyle County Economic Development Partnership in addition to being the industrial foundation's president.