C. H. Herring, Jr. formed Germania Local Chapter 298 in Breckenridge in 1977, adding Herring Insurance Agency in 1980 as agent/partner. He continued his education during his years as a multi-line insurance carrier. Prior to his career in insurance, he worked in customer service for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1998.

Mr. Herring has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Breckenridge Kiwanis Club and on the Stephens County Child Welfare Board. He is a current member of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Herring has served on the board of Germania Farm Mutual Insurance Association since 1994 and has been active on its subsidiary boards and committees. In 2010 he obtained his Farm Mutual Director Certification from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.