Annie Likins (Edwards)

Annie Edwards

Annie Likins joined Appriss as chief people officer in December 2021 to lead talent and development strategy for corporate and its two business units, Bamboo Health and Appriss Retail. She brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial and civil law and human resources management. She blends her legal general counsel background with strategic talent and culture initiatives in the interest of driving revenue for data and technology businesses going through rapid growth and change.

Prior to joining Appriss, Likins served as general counsel and chief human resources officer for Luma Financial Technologies, the leading award-winning platform for sourcing, configuring and pricing structured products and annuities. At Luma, Likins led the legal and people functions in the fast-growing, highly competitive, fintech industry.

For over a decade, Likins was involved with the publicly-traded DMGT family of companies.  First, she served as chief people officer for Louisville-based Genscape, an energy insights provider, and then held various human-resource leadership roles. Likins also served as the chief human resources officer for The Rawlings Group. Prior to her involvement with DMGT and Rawlings, Likins served six years on the executive team at Camden National Corporation, a publicly-traded financial institution headquartered in Camden, Maine.

Early in her career, Likins honed her legal and litigation skills serving as an assistant district attorney for Middlesex County in Massachusetts and as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

She has served on numerous boards and associations, including The YMCA, The Kentucky Science Center, Greater Louisville Inc.’s Technology Visioning Committee, The St. Francis School of Louisville, Gilda’s Club of Louisville, The Jefferson Foundation and is a proud graduate of the Leadership Louisville Class of 2020. Likins has a bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University and a juris doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School. Likins is also an active member of the bars of New York, Massachusetts and Kentucky.