A North Dakota native, Maxine Herr serves as the Strategic Communications Specialist for the ND Department of Parks and Recreation. Previously, she joined Morton County as the Public Information Officer following the 234-day Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in 2016-17. She started her career as a TV news reporter and anchor for the CBS affiliate in Bismarck, ND after graduating with a Mass Communications/Public Relations Concentration Degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck.
Maxine moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1997 where she worked for a national engineering firm, providing a wide range of marketing support for the private sector division. After returning to North Dakota in 2009, she did freelance writing and public relations consulting.
She’s had the privilege of working alongside Rob Keller leading public information efforts as part of the ND Emergency Management Support Team during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, regional flooding, and the state’s COVID-19 Response.
Maxine’s favorite thing about her communications career is working with insanely creative people and developing effective messaging. Maxine is married with three children.