October 21, 2016

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend •

Mark Howard Mark R. 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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Nothing is more disappointing in the current presidential campaign than both candidates' aversion to talking straight to the American people about the issues that will actually determine the nation's future.
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Over time, persistent "discomfort" becomes the same thing as bigotry.
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Troy Taylor is acquiring the rights to the sales, manufacturing and distribution of Coke products for most of Florida
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Several months ago, I had a pest issue and agreed to an “assignment-of-benefits” contract with a pest control company, letting the company deal with my insurer on costs.
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Florida had Cliff as a friend long before I did.
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When Tim Cost became president of Jacksonville University in 2013, he began asking questions that seemed obvious. Why were there so many bare patches on campus lawns where grass should have been growing? Why was there no representation of a dolphin — the school's mascot — in any prominent place?
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New EPA rules hit Florida's rural population hard.
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Young people tend to be targeted mostly with messages encouraging consumption and debt.
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Eighth-generation Floridian Dean Saunders has worked as a commercial real estate broker since the mid-1980s, primarily selling groves and ranch land.
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Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview.
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