David Sheepshanks has been made a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
The St. George's Park Chairman, 60, has been honoured with the CBE for his services to football and charity in Suffolk.
The ex-Ipswich Town chairman and former FA Board member successfully oversaw the opening of The FA’s new £105m national football centre in October.
The complex, which is home to coach education and England’s 24 representative sides, was opened by The FA’s President the Duke of Cambridge, alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.
Sheepshanks said: “I feel both humbled and proud.
"Of course, it is a wonderful honour to receive personally, but I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all the special people that I have been privileged to work with along the way, both in the world of football and locally in Suffolk.
"And most of all, thanks to my wonderful wife and family, whose support is unwavering.
“Of course, 2012 has been a magnificent year for all of us at The FA with the opening of St. George’s Park.
"I feel that I receive this award in recognition of the combined efforts of the fabulous team that I have been privileged to lead who have designed, built, and now operate St. George’s Park.”
FA Chairman David Bernstein added: “It is fitting that David is recognised for his hard work and dedication, not just to St, George’s Park, but to football in general.
“His energy and enthusiasm for the project knows no bounds and it is fitting that as we enter our 150th year, we are able to celebrate in this way with David.”
Meanwhile, former Arsenal assistant manager Pat Rice was awarded the MBE for his services to sport.