April 17, 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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It says something about Florida and how far we've come that our state can compete better for the attention of bright, young graduates.
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Each year this time, I am reminded in a very tangible way of how precarious Florida's property insurance system is...
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In the past decade, a healthy development in K-12 education has been the emergence of programs like Choice Institutes and career academies...
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Lawyers haven't always been the most tech savvy professionals, but tech experts say that's changing...
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The recession has exposed structural flaws in the business models of many law firms.
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He was simply kind, and he made you feel better for having been around him.
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Scattered up and down Florida is a small army of children — about 31,500 — living under court supervision.
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Florida has more top-performing community colleges than any other state.
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Lake Nona, David and Jacqueline Siegel, The Villages and Theme Parks
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Lake Nona (and, by extension, Florida) has staked out a place on the cutting-edge that deserves attention and investment.
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