September 20, 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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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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21% of Florida's population is under 19. That's a lower percentage than in most states, but it reflects an under-19 population of about 4 million.
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The flow of funds that defines the Sunshine State
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When a company considers moving, its executives always ask economic developers and businesspeople in the target community how good their schools are.
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Column from Florida Trend's Executive Editor Mark Howard.
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Column from Florida Trend's Executive Editor Mark Howard.
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