About Us

The Power Up Group is a minority owned Business Strategy and Human Resources Consulting Firm. We partner with individuals, family, organizations and the LGBTQ community, embracing possibilities.

The Power Up Group was developed after years of successful work with Mediation, Emotional Intelligence and Human Resources Essentials. The Power UP Group has a deep appreciation of all diverse life styles and emotional cultural awareness, successfully blending these differences to meet objectives of your organization and your personal lives.

We will build an engaged partnership from day one. A unique opportunity to link the dynamics of your organizations emotional cultural awareness, emotional intelligence and your personal life style.

Mary Ann Mantia – President of The Power Up Group

Mary earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Marketing at the University of Phoenix and her certification in Strategies for Enhancing Executive Influence from Harvard University. She is a well accomplished Human Resources Senior Executive with a 23 year career in the gaming industry. Mary has held many senior executive leadership roles, including Director of Human Resources, Director of Hospitality & Property Services and Director of Hotel Operations.

Mary fully understands the challenges of operating a successful organization from the right fit for the right job to the right Leader that personifies your branded culture and role models your core values. Mary’s rich experience in project management and broad business knowledge has made her the sought after expert for any business development project on their horizon.

Mary was recognized as a world Leader for her Branded Service initiative and Brand Sustainability at a TMI-TACK world conference in Shanghai China and received the Star Award in July 2014.

Mary is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach EQ – i 2.0

“Power up and accelerate your organization from ordinary, to extraordinary.”


Mary has a track record for turning around organizations and aligning the organization’s strategic objectives by developing sustainable leadership succession programs that stabilize and transform organizations.

Mary is a powerful resource and a diverse expert who continues to be sought out for her vast knowledge and business experience with a combination of global consulting with Budapest, Hungary and Shanghai, China.

Mary also sits on the Advisory Board for Native Nations for the last three years. She has conducted work shops at their annual Human Resources Conference and has been a subject matter expert, speaking on topics such as Employee Engagement, Leadership and Succession Planning.

Mary has been recognized as Women of the Year 2014 NAPW (National Association Professional Women) for Outstanding Excellence and Dedication to her Profession. Mary also was on the Board of Directors for NAPW.

Mary is a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) and is a member of the Human Resources Executives of Tucson.

Lynda Noel

Lynda Carter-Noel — Vice President of Operation

Lynda is a 20 year Financial and Operations Professional with diverse experience in all major financial guest service and leadership roles. She also brings 15 years of Operational Leadership from the gaming industry.

Lynda has the leadership perspective enhanced by a proven track record of leading a quality product and service through a rapidly changing business climate. She has led an international multi-diverse work force in Germany, Spain, England, Holland, Iceland, Greece, Turkey, Belgium and United States. Lynda lead a work-force in a fast pace highly driven Call Center and Collection agencies recovering over $2 million in delinquent loans.

Lynda understands the value in maintaining a branded culture of high guest satisfaction ratings, improving employee morale and performance. She realigned all job responsibilities to include KSA’s and realistic expectations that power up people for a culture of success.

Understanding that flexibility within an ever-changing and competitive workforce must be at the forefront of every leader’s strategy. She believes in flexibility as one of the main ingredients in an organization’s recipe for success.

Lynda’s experience in the Call Center industry has given her the real practical experience and understanding that the cost of turnover can be minimized; and this cost brought to the bottom line by simply one commitment; “Power Up Your People For A Culture Of Success.”

We are so fortunate to have Lynda on our team with a wealth of real practical experience with Call Center operations, Gaming Industry hospitality and the Financial guest service industry.

Tim Heim – Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Tim has over 18 years of experience with in the hospitality and gaming industry, including executive positions in operations and sales; Director of Hotel Operations, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Director of Sales & Marketing and General Manager.

He has experience in working in the mid-scale and luxury boutique segments, hotel opening experience, multi-brand experience and has worked in large markets such as Chicago and San Francisco. His vast background in sales and marketing, along with operations has assisted him throughout his career in being a champion when it comes to driving top line revenues and implementing guest service strategies in creating a four diamond experience.


Tim has strong knowledge of social media engagement, creating a guest service culture and what it takes to think outside the box to achieve individual property goals. Having opened three properties, he also has development knowledge of platforms for Global Distribution Systems, Central Reservations Systems and Property Management Systems.

Tim was recognized as a Quad City Leader Under 40 in 2011.

The Power Up Group is an HR Consulting firm developing cultures of success for businesses in Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Scottsdale, Glendale, Chandler, Tempe & Peoria AZ.

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