Annie Edwards 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’ experience in commercial and civil law and human resources management, blending 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/or change.
Prior to joining Appriss, Edwards 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, Edwards led the legal and people functions in the fast-growing, highly competitive, fintech industry.
For over a decade, Edwards was involved with the publicly-traded DMGT family of companies, first as chief people officer for Louisville-based Genscape, an energy insights provider, and in various HR leadership roles. Edwards also served as the chief human resources officer for The Rawlings Group. Prior to her involvement with DMGT and Rawlings, Edwards served six years on the executive team at Camden National Corporation, a publicly-traded financial institution headquartered in Camden, Maine.
Early in her career, Edwards 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.
Edwards has a B.A. in English from Tulane University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. Edwards is an active member of the bars of New York, Massachusetts and Kentucky.