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December 18, 2017

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend • mhoward@floridatrend.com

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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While not perfect, the VA offers quality health care that can possibly be expanded to benefit Medicare patients.
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A post-storm assessment of the state's performance during Irma reflects mostly strengths.
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For at least a decade, I'd say, the highest-performing institution in Florida has been the Florida State College system...
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One of my favorite cartoons when I was growing up was a Warner Bros. series involving Sam, a bumbling sheepdog, and Ralph, a dimwitted wolf.
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My favorite place to visit in New York City these days is the High Line Park, which was created on a 1.5-mile stretch of elevated railroad track on Manhattan's west side along 10th Avenue...
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President Trump wants to kill all the Amtrak trains in Florida, and I say let him.
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Wendy Walker says she always saw herself as “a No. 2 person.” Putting herself front and center isn't her style...
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For the purpose of this column, I want to focus on how Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry took on the LGBTQ-related issue and ask you to decide how you feel about his approach.
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The three-day Commissioner's Academic Challenge has been around since 1986. Every school system in Florida can field a team.
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Want a reminder that Americans remain fundamentally decent and generous? Volunteer.
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