When writing to the Chair of a committee or the Speaker of the House, it’s a good idea to say “dear Mr. Speaker.”
How do you refer to a chairman?
Sometimes a woman is referred to as a chairwoman, but the chairman can refer to either male or female. Nowadays, it is more common to simply call her or him a chair.
How do you address a letter to a committee?
If you are writing to a group of people, use a salutation such as “Dear Selection Committee Members.”
How do you address a female committee chair?
“Madam Chair” or “Madam Chairman” can be used to address a female chair. If there is a reason to distinguish a female from a male, the term “chairwoman” can be used.