Television presenter Nick Owen has taken over as president of Derbyshire, in succession to Trevor Bowring.
Derbyshire say Owen is a "fantastic supporter of the club"
The lifelong fan and BBC Midlands Today presenter, who will serve a two-year term, said: "I cannot describe how honoured I am to have been elected.
"Cricket success goes round in cycles and I am sure that Derbyshire are now on the rise again."
Also at the county's annual general meeting on Wednesday, chairman Don Arnott was re-elected for a third year.
Phil Kirby will continue as vice-chairman for a ninth successive year.
Last month, Derbyshire announced a profit of £54,632 for 2006 - their best set of financial results since 1995.