Hervey has a personal commitment to improving the quality of primary and secondary education in Northern New Mexico. As Professor Emeritus at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University and a labor economist by training, he served as chair of the Strategy and Management Department and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He also served as Acting Director of the Center for Urban Affairs and Associate Director of the Media Management Center.
Previously, he served as President of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago. In Santa Fe he has been a mentor and Big Brother, a trustee and finance committee member of Temple Beth Shalom, Board Chair and Chair Emeritus of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Vice Chair of the St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, and board member of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Hervey joined the LANL Foundation board in 2015.