July 23, 2021

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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Brittany Birken and her team at the Fed have just produced a paper — see the link below — using Florida as a case study in documenting how the benefits cliff in the childcare subsidy program acts as a barrier to economic self-sufficiency.
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U.S. birth rates peaked in 1990 and have fallen below the rate at which our society can replace those who age out of the workforce.
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St. Petersburg sits along Tampa Bay, on the eastern edge of the Pinellas County peninsula. St. Petersburg Beach is eight miles due west across the peninsula, on the Gulf.
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Florida's medical system displays a disconnect between care and customer service.
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The most reliable statistic for the pandemic's impact on a given county is its mortality rate...
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Fifteen years ago to the month in this space, I wrote about an apprenticeship program that ...
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A decade ago, more than 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students were enrolled at the University of South Florida's College of Education.
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The GOP's effective Florida ground game was evident in the 2020 election.
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It didn't generate big headlines, but an important organization has relocated its headquarters in Tallahassee.
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Over the past 20 years, two of the biggest changes in Florida have involved the state's educational institutions.
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