PRESS RELEASE: Maggie Gordon named Executive Director of Northern Plains

Maggie Gordon takes the lead as Executive Director on August 7.


BILLINGS Mont. – The Northern Plains Resource Council board of directors has hired Maggie Gordon to serve as the organization’s Executive Director after an expansive nationwide search. Northern Plains is a Billings-based grassroots conservation and family agriculture nonprofit organization founded in 1972.

Maggie was an active member of Northern Plains before being hired as a community organizer. In her 8 years working for Northern Plains, Maggie has served as the Director of Organizing and Campaigns and, most recently, as the Director of Mission Engagement.

“We are thrilled to see Maggie take over as Executive Director and look forward to seeing Northern Plains continue to grow and flourish under her leadership,” said Northern Plains Board Chair, Jeanie Alderson. “Maggie understands our core issues, brings years of organizing and fundraising experience, and has developed strong relationships with members, funders, and allies.”

Maggie steps into this leadership role as her colleague and outgoing Director, Olivia Stockman, leaves the organization to relocate to St. Louis to be closer to her family.

“I am humbled and grateful to take over Northern Plains knowing we are so well-positioned for continued success,” said Maggie. “With an unrivaled group of incredible, dedicated members across Montana and a hardworking staff of talented professionals to work alongside, I couldn’t be more excited to further the mission that Northern Plains has been advancing for almost 50 years.”

Maggie officially takes the helm on August 7, 2021.

“Montana’s agricultural landscapes and communities face enormous challenges today, and at the same time we see enormous opportunities,” concluded Gordon. “We know one of the most effective ways to address both sides of that equation is to continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with everyday people in Montana’s rural and urban communities to protect the people and places we all love.”