The office of Herald is a large one, and covers a wide range of responsibilities ranging from registry of heraldry to announcing court business. As such, the Trillium Herald has a great many deputies. The herald of a given branch is often focused on the heraldry side of the position, while other members of The College of Heralds may step in as a voice heralds at events.
Each branch has the office of an official herald who is automatically a member of the College of Heralds. A herald is a reporting officer, whose reports are due quarterly. As an officer, the herald must be a paid member.
There is a distinction between a lower-case h “herald” - that is, an gentle who serves as a herald - and an upper-case H “Herald”, which is a rank in the The College of Heralds.
Generally speaking, it is a good idea to have different people “crying the event” and serving as “court herald” owing to the limits of the human voice.