October 2, 2014

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend • mhoward@floridatrend.com

Mark Howard
Mark Howard

Mark Howard has been executive editor of Florida Trend since 1998. He grew up in and was graduated from high school in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Before joining Florida Trend in 1996, Mark worked for the Nashville Banner, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Newsday on Long Island, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune, where he was executive business editor and city editor. In the early 1980s, he worked for the Tennessee State Department of Education during the administration of Gov. Lamar Alexander and was recognized for his contribution to part of Alexander's education reform effort. Mark is a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida.

Columns by Howard:

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In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard looks at arguments for and against the use of genetically modified organisms -- most commonly referred to as GMOs.
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In his monthly column, Florida Trend's Executive Editor Mark Howard discusses how the global popularity of soccer has taken hold in Florida.
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In his monthly column, Executive Editor Mark Howard discusses ramifications of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida.
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Surface water resources and conservation both have to be part of meeting Florida's water needs.
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Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour.
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The New World Symphony trains the next generation of top classical musicians while experimenting with ways to broaden the reach of the music itself.
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In St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg and his management group continue, more or less, to do everything right. But in Miami, there's turmoil and conflict inside the Marlins' front office.
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As hospitals urge the state to let them open trauma centers, Florida will have to decide how many centers should be allowed to open and is likely to set some rules to guide future trauma center growth.
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Is there about to be a physician shortage in Florida? That depends on which subset of physicians you count. According to a 2013 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges, Florida ranks below the national average in the number of “active physicians” per 100,000 population -- licensed doctors who aren't retired.
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I confess to being stupefied by the recent outpouring of objection to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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