As Managing Director for the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF), John is responsible for the strategic development, day-to-day operations and revenue goals for the festival with all net proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City. Prior to this, John recruited and led an events team at Gilt City in planning and executing an overall national strategy for large and small-scale events in the biggest markets in the country. Originally from Colorado, John spent 10 years cutting his teeth producing live TV events for the Entertainment Group at Viacom Media Networks.
“hi, my name is…”
The world knows me as: John Trumble
I’ve also been known to respond to the names: JET III, Trumbs
I am wicked good at: Eating ice cream
Least favorite house chore: Dishes (even with a dish washer)
My go-to guilty pleasure food is: Ice cream
Favorite App: Instagram
Favorite quote: Hum You
Job Title: Managing Director
Professional Superpower: Knowing the process of process
My primary role in the events industry is: Producing
Years in the events industry: 15
To me, being an event hustler means: Find a way. Find a way to get it done – and cheap.
The top 2 most surprising things I’ve learned about the events industry since starting are: How popular food events are. Cost to do events in NYC = crazy high.
How did you get your start in the events industry? An internship in the Celebrity Talent & Events Department at MTV Networks
My biggest event industry pet peeve is: When someone emails you and asks for you to call them. #annoying
“No such thing as TMI”
One thing that would really surprise people to learn about me is: I was rock’n a man-bun before a man-bun was a thing.
You can only keep 2 albums in your entire music collection -those albums would be: River of Dreams by Billy Joel and then a dead tie between Michael Jackson’s Thriller and The Doors
10yr old me thought I’d grow up to be: A baseball player
Text or phone call?: Text, always
Android or iphone?: iPhone
Toilet paper roll – Over or under?: Over
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