Meet Mary West

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

The hallmark of her career, Mary’s ability to identify and develop the talent of the unique individuals she has selected has been responsible for results valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

For the past 17 years, Mary has served in multiple roles with Marriott Vacation Club International, a wholly owned business of the hospitality giant, Marriott International. Mary rapidly rose through MVCI’s Sales Management ranks before becoming the first ever Project Director for a $30M Marketing and Sales Organization within a brand that she helped create.

For the last 9 years, Mary served as the Senior Marketing and Sales representative to Business Development evaluating hundreds of projects ultimately resulting in the purchase and development of 50 projects with associated revenues totaling in excess of $10 Billion.

Throughout her career Mary has hired in excess of 1,000 individuals across multiple Sales and Marketing roles utilizing scientifically validated selection instruments created by The Gallup Organization. A 1998 Graduate of The Gallup Organization’s “Great Leader” Curriculum, Mary was fortunate to have studied under Dr. Don Clifton, the former Chairman of The Gallup Organization and Father of Strengths Based Thinking.

A certified MasterCoach and one of the earliest adopters of Strengths at MVCI, Mary was also selected as one of the first 5 non-Gallup employees in the world to ever be authorized to certify Strengths Performance Coaches.

Subsequent to graduation from the University of Northern Iowa, Mary served in the United States Military. She was commissioned through Officer Candidate School and earned top graduate status and the coveted Leadership Award in every military school in which she participated. She spent almost 7 years as an Active Duty and Reserve US Army Transportation Officer, serving in one-of-a-kind Rapid Deployment Forces.

Today, she draws upon her Top 10 Talent themes serving in the roles of President/Business Development Leader for The Roy West Companies, Mentor to School Administrators and Business Executives as well as wife and mother. She also serves her community as a Member of the School Advisory Council for Bay Meadows Elementary School.

Mary was born in New York City and grew up in Atlantic Beach, FL. She resides in
Orlando, FL with her husband of 23 years [Roy J.] and her two children [Will, age 11 and Nina, age 4].