Meet Mary West

Mary Mehrtens-West, President - The Roy West Companies, is among the world’s foremost experts on Talent Relationship Management and its corresponding impact on Individual and Team performance.

Mary’s ability to identify, select and develop the most talented individuals into high performing teams has been the hallmark of her career.

From 2015 - 2019, Mary served as Vice President, Talent Acquisition - Marketing and Sales at Holiday Inn Club Vacations. There she built a national talent acquisition team of over 60 professionals that provided in excess of 5000 hires per year utilizing scientifically validated selection insturments she co-created working with Researchers from The Gallup Organization. In 2019, Mary was recognized by the American Resort Development Association [ARDA] for leading the top Sales and Marketing Talent Acquisition Contact Center Recruiting Team, globally.

Prior to this, Mary served in multiple roles with the Marriott International Brands of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and Ritz Carlton Club. While there, she not only served as the first-ever Sales and Marketing Director of a Brand she helped create, Mary was also selected as one of the first 5 non-Gallup employees in the world to be authorized to train and certify StrengthsPerformance Coaches.

Subsequent to graduation from The University of Northern Iowa, Mary served in the United States Military. She was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School and earned "Top Graduate Status" and the coveted "Leadership Award" in every military school in which she attended. She spent almost 7 years as an Active Duty and Reserve US Army Transporation Officer.

From 2013 - 2014, served as an Advisory Board Member and Sales and Marketing Alumni in Residence to the Dean of the College of Busniess Administration at her alma mater. While there, she developed the strategy for and sponsored the deployment of CliftonStrengths for Students in the School of Business Administration.

Today she serves as President/Business Development Leader for The Roy West Companies, Mentor to Business Executives and School Administrators as well as Wife and Mother.

Born in New York City, Mary resides with her husband of 33 years, Roy J. and their two children, Will, age 21 who is a gifted student/athlete at Columbia University in The City of New York and Nina, age 14 who is an immensely talented student, artist and athlete.