October 23, 2020

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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“If you live in Northwest Florida, you learn the cavalry isn't coming.”
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For many Floridians in the 1950s and 1960s, the name Chattahoochee was synonymous with mental illness.
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In 2012, the city of Orlando decided to spend around $200 million to demolish and rebuild the old Citrus Bowl football stadium...
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Efforts to expand the teaching labor supply in Florida aren't working.
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Theories strike out in trying to explain baseball's low attendance in Florida.
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Flagler Health is working to make behavioral health services more available and more effective.
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The Burr Foundation helps provide the words - and understanding - necessary to keep children safe.
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Florida is getting express rail service without putting taxpayers on the hook.
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Kudos to Broward County's business and government leaders for taking on homelessness
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2018 voting put to rest the notion that Florida is dominated by cranky anti-tax retirees
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Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home
Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home

A family in Palm Harbor recently found a rare creature in their home – a two-headed snake. FWC researchers said the phenomenon is named bicephaly – an uncommon occurrence that happens during snake embryo development. When two monozygotic twins fail to separate, it leaves the heads conjoined onto a single body.

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