It seems that there is confusion on how to address a woman that fills the Chairman seat, so to help those of you that are curious as well as myself, I looked it up!
Here's what I found:
Using Correct Terms
- Use "Madam Chair" to address a female chair.
- Use "chair" or "chairperson" to be gender-neutral.
- Address the woman by a different gender-neutral title accepted by the chaired body.
- Use "chairman" as a gender-neutral term.
You may call it old fashioned or traditional but I call it respect for the seat therefore I will continue to refer to myself as the Chairman.
Vicki Kissack, Chairman of the Campbell County Republican Party