Glenn Youngman, presently secretary of Norton and Stockton Ancients, will succeed Mike Amos as Ebac Northern League chairman at the annual meeting on June 4.
Mike Snowdon, who has held several senior media posts in government and as head of press at the Sports Council, will take on the new role of media and PR officer.
Both positions were uncontested when nominations closed at midnight on May 14. Other league officers are also unopposed but there will be an election for other places after Heaton Stannington fan Tom Bennett was nominated by the club.
Youngman, 63, has had a lifetime in football administration, joined the Northern League with Thornaby in 1983, has been both chairman and secretary at Billingham Town and joined Norton in 2014. He had already indicated his intention to step down from that role.
Glenn also had eight years as chairman of the Teesborough League, a Sunday competition with more than 50 clubs.
Snowdon, 55, is a Newcastle United season ticket holder but still watches several Northern League matches every week. He took early retirement.
Mike Amos, retiring after 20 years as chairman, said that he was delighted by both appointments. “I know both men well and believe that they are equipped to help lead the league in new and dynamic ways,” he said.