Commissioner in Sports

How to Address the Commissioner of a Sport?
Commissioner of Baseball
Commissioner of the National Football League
Commissioner of National Hockey League

‘Commissioner’ or ‘Commissioner (Name)’ are oral forms used when addressing a singular official with a THE in front of Commissioner.  This includes officials such as the National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner, the Commissioner of Baseball, the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), NASCAR National Commissioner or the Commissioner of the PGA Tour.

‘Commissioner’ is used as an honorific more often orally than in writing. The media will refer to a commissioner as ‘Commissioner (Name)’, but in formal correspondence use ‘Mr./Ms. (Name)’ and identify by (office).

—-Official envelope:
—-—-Mr./Ms. (Full Name)
—-—-(Name of Organization or Agency)

—-—-Dear Commissioner:
—-—-Dear Commissioner (Surname):

— Robert Hickey     How to Address the Commissioner of a Sport

Not Finding Your Question Answered?

—-#1)  At right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones, is a list of all the offices, officials & topics covered on the site.

—-#2)  After checking the list and reading the posts, if you don’t see your question answered send me an e-mail. I am pretty fast at sending a reply: usually the next day or so (unless I am traveling.)  Note: I don’t have mailing or Email addresses for any of the officials and I don’t keep track of offices that exist only in history books.

—-#3)  If I think your question is of interest to others, I will post the question & answer – always changing the names and specifics.

— Robert Hickey

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