Legacy Partners of Northwest Ohio LLC


Terry and Annika Awls – Managing Partners

Our Team is a group of talented professionals with a combined of over 60 years’ experience in Corporate America and other ventures, specializing in leadership, corporate culture, business and facility consultation, financial consultation, DEI initiatives and community engagement.

Terry J. Awls,
Consulting Partner

Terry J. Awls is a strategist, community advocate & liaison, speaker and college basketball coach. He currently serves as a Consulting Partner of Legacy Partners of Northwest Ohio, LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on climate, collaboration and culture.

Annika N. Awls,
Managing Partner

Annika N. Awls, Managing Partner for Legacy Partners of Northwest Ohio LLC is best known for her strategic and motivational leadership in corporate and social teams and is also an advocate for women’ well being.

Edwards (Ed) Hughs, Partner

Over a twenty plus years career in Indirect Sourcing, Ed has held Sourcing positions with several Fortune 500 Companies covering industries including Consumer Goods, Automotive, Telecom Equipment and IT Services. He successfully worked with executive and rank and file level employees as an outside consultant and internal employee. His expertise includes spend analysis, strategic sourcing, negotiation, supplier management and cross functional team leadership. While much of Ed’s career has focused on the IT category (hardware, software, maintenance, network, cloud, hosting, print, telecommunications, technical services, and leasing), Ed has covered all areas of Indirect Spend and developed overall category strategies, supplier scorecards and supplier management, conducted sourcing events, negotiated agreements and in some instances implemented and maintained the selected solutions he has successfully sourced and negotiated.


Ed has earned his Master’s in Business Administration, focus on Global Management, from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree, focus on Computer Science, from Eastern Michigan University.

Rev. John C. Jones, EMBA, CDM

In fall 2020, Rev. John C. Jones was named HOPE Toledo president by the HOPE Toledo board, which is chaired by Wendi Huntley, Esq. As a Toledo native, Jones knows first-hand the impact quality education can make on an individual, a family and the broader community.

Prior to taking the position with HOPE Toledo, Jones served as the community liaison for ProMedica with its Social Determinants of Health office. In that role, Jones served the community through the development of mentoring programs, as well as training and placement of youth, young adults and others. During his tenure, he also focused on education and was instrumental in developing the vision for HOPE Toledo.

Previously, Jones served as the President and CEO of the Greater Toledo Urban League. John is also an ordained minister and serves as an Associate Minister at the Christian Temple Baptist Church under the leadership and pastorate of his father, Rev. Charles E. Jones.