July 1, 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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Health care costs are being driven up by better drugs, better machines and our inclination to extend our lives for as long as we can -- regardless of cost, regardless of the quality of life medicine delivers in our final days.
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At this time of year, with school years concluding and graduation ceremonies everywhere, it's hard not to think about the teachers who've had a lasting effect on us.
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The case for trading with Cuba
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Cuba's economy is based on four mainstays:
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There's a dawning recognition in some parts of Florida that community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically.
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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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