Howard is the co-owner of Bagley Advertising. He is the Chairman of the Utility Committee and Airport Advisory Board. He is also involved in several civic and community organizations. He serves on Lakeland Vision, the Florida League of Mayors, the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Lakeland Economic Development Council, the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Transportation Planning Organization and the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Federal Action Strike Team. Howard is a Rotarian and has a Marketing degree from Florida Southern College and is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking.