Albert was born and raised in New Rochelle. His heritage in the City goes back to the 1890s. Albert and his wife Lynn live in the Sans Souci neighborhood of New Rochelle and have six children.
Albert is a true product of New Rochelle. He attended New Rochelle schools and was a member of the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. Albert attended the Gemological Institute of America and the Bulova Jewelry School. He also proudly served in the United States Air Force. Albert is co-owner of Talner Jewelers, a business that has served New Rochelle's residents since 1927. He is former president of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and a current member of their Board of Directors. Albert also is a board member of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID), the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, the YMCA, and the United Way of New Rochelle; and is a member of the New Rochelle Downtown Task Force. He is a former member of the New Rochelle Waterfront Advisory Committee, former president of the Sans Souci Homeowners Association and former member of the Advisory Committee on Boating and Marinas.