Shelley Kaye joins Women in Default Services (WinDS) as executive director of the Dallas-based specialty mortgage trade association. Kaye is the former president of mortgage default servicing trade association California-based REOMAC, where she led a 13-member board of directors and membership of 1,400 default servicing professionals. In addition, Kaye has worked as a real estate agent, senior asset manager, real-estate owned manager, consultant and vice president of loan servicing for some notable firms throughout Southern California. “WinDS is focused on recognizing the contributions and advancing the careers of women professionals who are employed in some capacity related to resolving the current real estate lending and foreclosure crisis, and Shelley’s proven track record of leadership in our industry makes her the ideal person to take on the responsibilities of our executive director,” said WinDS founding member and president Marla Webb. “WinDS is an organization that couldn’t be more necessary or come at a better time. Women have always been successful in real estate, and they are great at turning negative situations into positive opportunities,” Kaye said. “WinDS brings all that together and a special benefit is the networking opportunities we provide to connect experienced women who are willing to mentor the large number of new women employees who have been hired as this housing crisis grew,” she added. Write to Austin Kilgore.