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

Types of Commissioners | See a Related Post:
Chairman of a Commission
Member of a Commission
Court Commissioner
Commissioner of an Organization or Agency
Commissioner of a Sport
State Commissioner
High Commissioner
Resident Commissioner


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”

When Should You Use the Forms on this Page?

You can use these forms of address for any mode of communication: addressing a letter, invitation, card or Email. (If there are differences between the official and social forms of address, I will have mentioned the different forms.)  The form noted in the salutation is the same form you say when you say their name in conversation or when you greet them.
___What I don’t cover on this site are many things I do cover in my book: all the rules of forms of address, about names, international titles, precedence, complimentary closes, details on invitations, place cards, all sorts of introductions, etc. I hope you’ll get a copy of the book if you’d like the further detail.

Not Finding Your Answer?

—-#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)  If you don’t see the official you seek included or 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, Sometimes I post the question  – but always change all the specifics.

— Robert Hickey 


Robert Hickey author of “Honor & Respect”