February 28, 2015

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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Florida, like the rest of America, has chosen to incarcerate a disproportionately large part of its population.
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Between March 2010 and late last year, Halifax Media Group spent more than $160 million amassing a portfolio of 36 newspapers, including 19 in Florida.
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The state spends less per child on pre-K today than it did in 2005-06.
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Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through...
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Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through.
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In both residential and commercial markets, the demand for green building is high right now. This article looks at green communities -- such as homes in Green Key Village in Lake County that will produce as much energy as they use.
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There are more than 50 paved bike/pedestrian trails throughout Florida, most on former rail lines.
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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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