Mr. Trinder is President and Chief Operating Officer of Max Media LLC, a position he has held since the inception of the Company. Mr. Trinder served in the same capacity for Max Media Properties LLC from the inception of the company until 1998, when it was sold to Sinclair Communications. At Max Media Properties Mr. Trinder was responsible for the operations of nine television stations and eight radio stations.
In 1979, John was the first employee of TVX Broadcast Group, which became a public company in 1985, and was sold to Paramount Communications in 1991. He was President, CEO, and Director of TVX from 1984 until the company was sold to Paramount in 1991. TVX was the nation’s largest group of independent television stations serving 12 markets including Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Washington, DC.
Mr. Trinder began his broadcast career in 1970 with Landmark Communications, Inc. where he served in various sales and sales management positions with WTAR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Norfolk. From 1988 to 1991, he served on the Board of Directors of The Association of Independent Television (INTV). He has also served on the FOX Broadcast Affiliates Board, the UPN Network, and Seltel Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Trinder has over 42 years of experience in broadcasting.
Mr. Trinder was President of the Hampton Roads Advertising Club and Governor of the Third District American Advertising Federation.
Mr. Trinder currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Virginia Wesleyan College since 1996 and serves on the Board of Trustees of Chesapeake Bay Academy since 2007. He was an active member of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad from 1967 to 1975 and served on Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughter Foundation Board. He is also past Trustee of Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is a member of Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.
Mr. Trinder was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and has a BS degree from the University of Bridgeport and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps in 1966.
Mr. Trinder resides in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife, Betty.