Schuerholz, who is entering his 51st season in professional baseball, will remain as vice chairman. President of baseball operations John Hart will report to Schuerholz.
Executive vice president Mike Plant has been named President, Development and executive vice president Derek Schiller has been named as president, business.
"John Schuerholz has provided tremendous leadership for this organization for more than 25 years," Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk said. "While he is stepping back from his overall day-to-day business and development duties, we are excited that he will continue to be a source for consultation and guidance on baseball matters. As we close out our time at Turner Field this season, we will put John in his rightful place in the Braves Hall of Fame."
Schuerholz joined the Braves in October 1990 as general manager and for 17 seasons (1991-2007) oversaw baseball operations. Schuerholz, 75, has served as team president since October 2007 and will be inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in August.
In those 17 seasons, the Braves had the best record in baseball (1,594-1,092; .593). The Braves won 14 consecutive division titles from 1991 to 2005 (the 1994 season was not played to completion).