Michael Foor Michael will further enhance the strength of the NGN team with his over 20 years of leadership
experience in areas such as finance, economic development, and telecom distribution and manufacturing. As Vice President of Market and Member Services, Michael will be responsible for promotional plans and corporate initiatives to achieve the company’s goals and growth objectives. Working with the NGN family of companies (FOC) and Georgia cooperative affiliates, Michael will develop and implement internal and external communication plans to complement NGN’s services. He will bring focus to the areas of workforce development, infrastructure financing and corporate readiness.

With the ever-changing dynamics of technology coupled with local competition, NGN recognizes that the FOC must stay ahead of competition. To prep for this, Michael will be evaluating new ideas and partnerships in efforts to provide NGN, its members and affiliates with new products and services.

I have a passion for community and economic development in the region. I look forward to further developing key relationships in the areas of cooperatives, education, government and industry.  My approach in working with various community and business leaders has proven successful and I expect to influence growth and encourage retention for the FOCs with my team,” comments Foor.

Over the last two and half years Michael has diligently worked to establish Georgia Communications Cooperative (recently renamed NGN Connect), and has been instrumental to providing Georgia consumers with alternative broadband solutions.

We appreciate Michael’s dedication to the success of NGN and delighted he is on the team. Please welcome him to the NGN family!” says Paul Belk, President and CEO of NGN.


Prior to his role as president and CEO of Georgia Communications Cooperative, Michael served as Director of Business and Economic Development for Habersham EMC. He also served as president of a privately held telecom company and CFO of a multi-million dollar distribution company.

Michael is heavily involved in community service, serving as the 2015-2016 President of the Rotary Club of Habersham, Vice Chair of the Development Authority of White County and Director on the board of Next Generation Clubhouse. He is also active with the food and children’s ministries at his church, The Torch. He demonstrates a cooperative mentality in his focus on driving community, economic and educational improvement.

Michael’s education includes a B.S. in Business Administration with a Minor in Economics from Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration from Brenau University.