The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum named longtime Los Angeles Angels executive Tim Mead as its new president on Tuesday.
Mead, 61, has worked with the Angels organization for 40 years, the last 22 as the team's vice president of communications.
Hall of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark made the announcement.
"Tim is deeply respected throughout the baseball industry, among players, executives and media alike," Clark said in a statement. "He has a great affection for the game and its history, and we are looking forward to having him leading the efforts of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum."
Mead becomes the seventh president in the Hall of Fame's 80-year history. He succeeds Jeff Idelson, who announced his upcoming retirement in February.
"I am both humbled and excited about the opportunity to join the dedicated and amazing staff in Cooperstown," Mead said.
"For the past 40 years I have had the distinguished honor of working for one of the finest organizations in Major League Baseball," Mead continued. "The Angels have meant everything to my family and me. My gratitude and respect to those I have worked with and for can never be totally conveyed."
Mead began his career with the Angels as an intern in the public relations department in 1980.
--Field Level Media