Real estate brokerage RE/MAX Holdings announced the appointment of Susie Winders as general counsel, chief compliance officer, and secretary.

Winders, who joined the company more than 13 years ago, most recently served as vice president, assistant general counsel, managing the legal department’s litigation teams and overseeing aspects of the compliance program.

In her new role, she will work collaboratively with leadership to support growth initiatives and lead the legal and contracts departments, which oversee corporate governance and compliance, trademark and advertising, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and licensing, litigation, privacy, and employment matters. She is the first woman to hold the position.

Prior to joining RE/MAX in 2009, Winders served as an attorney with Sherman and Howard. Before that, she was an associate at the international law firm Jones Day.