Jive's John Pope

Jive Communications CEO John Pope.

Jive earns top honors on Comparably

Jive Communications in Orem and its CEO John Pope outperformed other well-known large companies on a recent business ranking.

Pope ranked No. 6 on Comparably’s 2017 Best CEO ranking list released Monday. He came in just behind Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn and Satya Nadella of Microsoft, and ranked above CEOs from Indeed, Facebook, Zillow, Netflix and Google.

“Although I feel less than deserving, this is an extreme honor — and something that underscores the magic that can happen when organizations are aligned. I’m more than fortunate to have the support of such strong team members at Jive,” Pope said Tuesday.

“As a company we are led by the highest ranked private company CEO in John Pope,” added Sterling Snow, Jive marketing communications manager. “This is incredible validation for Jive, it’s our leadership that allows us to compete and win against the biggest companies in the world.”

Alex Shootman, Workfront CEO, came in No. 14 on the same list, just above Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. Pluralsight’s CEO Aaron Skonnard came in at No. 22. On the Best CEO list for small- and mid-sized companies, Gavan Thorpe, Boostability CEO, came in at No. 5; Rob Vandenberg, Lingotek CEO, came in at No. 16; Mark Leck, CEO of The REDX, came in at No. 23; and Ben Peterson, BambooHR CEO, came in at No. 36.

Jive also ranked high on Comparably’s 2017 Best Large Companies for Women list. Pluralsight and Workfront joined Jive on this list as well.

Point of the Mountain meetings

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission invites community members to attend a town hall/visioning workshop to help create a vision for the future of the Point of the Mountain area. At the meeting, residents will have the chance to weigh in on the best elements of five possible scenarios for how the region will develop.

There are two public visioning workshop times to allow residents to attend whichever is most convenient.

The first is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thanksgiving Point’s Ashton Gardens Visitors Center, 3900 N. Garden Drive, in Lehi. The second is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 Lone Peak Parkway, in Draper.

For more information, visit pointofthemountainfuture.org.

Utah meets rail transit safety program deadline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, or FTA, announced that Utah is the third state to obtain federal certification of its rail transit State Safety Oversight, or SSO, Program. In total, there are 30 states with rail transit systems that must obtain certification of their SSO Programs by the April 15, 2019, deadline. If a state fails to meet the deadline, the FTA is prohibited by law from awarding any new federal transit funds to public transportation agencies within the state until certification is achieved.

“With the certification of its SSO Program, Utah is among the national leaders in strengthening safety for rail transit passengers and workers,” said K. Jane Williams, FTA acting administrator. “FTA is doing all we can to help each of the remaining states meet the deadline because we want all states to continue to receive the federal transit funding that is so critical to the safe movement of millions of people every day.”

Karissa Neely reports on Business and North County events, and can be reached at 801-344-2537 or kneely@heraldextra.com. Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely

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