Originally from the St. Louis area (Troy, IL), Herzog graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications.
His career has included five years as advertising director with PJS Publications (formerly a magazine subsidiary of the Peoria Journal Star) and two years as an account executive with a management training company.
His career with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) began in 1980. He is a 10-time winner of “Agent of the Year”, most recently in 2009, in the Peoria General Agency of MassMutual. In 2010 he affiliated his 38 year practice with the MassMutual Pittsburgh.
He is a 34-year qualifier of the insurance industry’s Million Dollar Round Table and “Top of the Table” for six times. He qualified for MassMutual’s Leaders Club 26 times and attained Blue Chip Circle 10 times.
Having earned the designation of a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and also Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC), Herzog’s practice includes life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care, business insurance, annuities and pension plans. In addition, he is a fully-licensed registered representative with MML Investors Services LLC and offers the full range of investment products. Through 2017, he has qualified for the American Funds All-American Team 25 times.
He is past president of the Rotary Club of Peoria and is a member of Peoria Area Insurance and Financial Advisors, member of The Society of Financial Service Professionals, Germantown Hills Chamber of Commerce, Germantown Hills Economic Development Council and is a trustee for his church.
Active on behalf of Bradley, Herzog has served as president of the National Alumni Association and the Braves Club. This season is his 42nd year as the public address announcer for Bradley Braves basketball and the 23rd year as “the voice” of the Illinois High School Boys State Basketball tournaments in Peoria. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in February 2011.
In 2015 he received Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award. He was inducted into IL Basketball Association Hall of Fame in May, 2016.
He is married to Colleen and they live in Germantown Hills with their 20 year-old son, Bradley who is a sophomore at Butler University, and 18 year-old daughter, Alyssa who is a freshman at Bradley University.