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Allstate Insurance Agent
Shawn Black HerringNew Bern, NC


Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Available 24/7 at

2113 S Glenburnie Rd,
Ste A
New Bern, NC 28562


Located beside Dance Theatre in Cypress Crossing across from the New Bern Shrine Club.

Areas Served

New Bern, Trent Woods, River Bend, Fairfield Harbour, Havelock, Oriental, Arapahoe
Shawn Black Herring: Allstate Insurance
You can view my financial industry experience and background at FINRA’s BrokerCheck

Local Allstate Agent: Meet Shawn Black Herring

My agency first had a presence in New Bern in 1974, when my father, Jerry Black, moved me, Mom and my two sisters here to start a new career. I earned my bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1992, and about six years later, the phone call from Dad came – he decided retirement was nearing. I had known for a long time that I would take over for him, so I obtained my insurance license in preparation to move home and buy the agency, which I did in 2002.

I started out answering billing questions of the phone and developed a true passion for the industry and how insurance is so beneficial when customers have experienced a crisis. I also developed a passion for being involved in my community. I’m a prior board member of the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and a diligent supporter of Religious Community Services and Habitat for Humanity, Craven County.

I employ some of the most knowledgeable, helpful, compassionate people who always go above and beyond when providing service. When you are ready to explore options for protecting your home, personal property or financial future I’m available to answer your questions. If you’re already a customer, I’m ready to review your coverage so that you can make any necessary adjustments to fit your changing needs. Call me today, and let’s have a conversation about the seven major risks that affect us all.

Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
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Bachelor of Science-UNCW
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Honor Ring-3 years
National Conference Award-3 years
Community Involvement
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Habitat for Humanity
Religious Community Services RCS
United Way of Coastal Carolina Board Member
Beary Merry Christmas
Bike MS New Bern
Industry Services
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NCIUA System Advisory Council

Our team

Kathy Rouse

New Business Specialist
Kathy is a New Bern native who became a Licensed Sales Professional in 1992 and worked here for my father. She lives here in New Bern with her husband, David. Their son, Chase, also lives in town. Outside of the office, she’s involved with her local church and enjoys boating, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs!

Tracy Gentry

Office Manager
Tracy grew up around the insurance industry. Her father was an Allstate representative and opened his own agency in 1974. She graduated from New Bern High School and has lived in New Bern twice in her life. In her spare time, she loves traveling and sitting on the deck at home with her husband, Chris. She also enjoys event planning for birthday celebrations and weddings.

Myron Ginwright

Customer Care Professional
Myron moved to New Bern in 2017 and joined our team in 2018. He graduated from Pitt Community College in 2015 with a degree in business administration. When he’s not assisting customers, he loves traveling, listening to music and spending time downtown. Give him a call or stop by today.

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Local events & news

Coastal Women’s Shelter Donations

Thanks to everyone’s generous donations, as of the last count, we collected more than 123 pairs of pajamas for survivors of domestic violence. Patty, from the Coastal Women’s Shelter, picked up the donations and was thrilled to pass them on to individuals and families in need. I want to extend a thank you to customers, Facebook friends and the Greenbriar Garden Club for making this such a success. We hope to make this an annual event!

Support for MumFest

I am proud to sponsor MumFest here in Craven County! To maintain safety, we will concentrate on outdoor eating spaces hence the twist on the name MumFeast. I hope you will come out and support our local small businesses!

Supporting the Coastal Women’s Shelter

To help support the Coastal Women’s Shelter’s mission to raise awareness about domestic violence, my agency is running a pajama collection from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. We’re collecting female pajamas, infant through women’s size 3X, and male pajamas, infant through men’s medium. These donations will go directly to survivors of domestic violence. Please consider donating and spreading the word! Thank you.

2018 Business Partner of the Year

This February, I humbly accepted the United Way of Coastal Carolina’s 2018 Business Partner of the Year award. In 2018, I helped coordinate and sponsor the installation of the Born Learning Trail, an interactive outdoor walking trail for early childhood development. In addition, I worked with The Allstate Foundation to help the United Way of Coastal Carolina receive a $2,500 Allstate Helping Hands grant to aid relief work from Hurricane Florence. I look forward to finding new ways to help in our community this year and would like to extend a personal “thank you” to everyone who helped volunteer to make this award possible.

2019 Severe Weather Preparedness Week

To highlight North Carolina's 2019 Severe Weather Preparedness Week, I visited with Max and Amy from the V103.3 morning show and talked about preparing for severe weather in our state. I challenged them to race each other while putting together 20 disaster preparedness kits, available first come first serve at my agency now through March 31. Max and Amy completed the race in one minute and 49 seconds, although Max cheated a little! Follow the link below to learn more about creating a disaster plan for you and your family.

Helping New Bern Residents to Recover

My agency is collecting supplies to support area families impacted by severe weather. Please bring donations of cleaning supplies, canned goods, bottled water and new blankets to the RCS Center located at 919 George Street in New Bern. We thank you for joining us in standing by our neighbors in this time of need. Please visit for updates on supplies needed.

Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant for Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne recently received a $14,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant on our behalf to build and provide quality and affordable housing for the community. Giving back to our local community through volunteerism is tremendously rewarding and gives our team a sense of purpose. We believe when we help others our communities are stronger and healthier, which is why we’re proud to support Habitat for Humanity’s work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your agency hours?
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Are you open on weekends?
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Can I text your agency with questions?
Yes, we have text messaging services.
What languages do you speak?
We have staff members available who speak the following languages: English
Do you have more than one location?
No, this is our only location.
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