JW Industries Group is single-member SBA certified Alaska Native 8(a) and woman-owned company supported by over 180 years of combined industry experience. We provide a full range of professional services and pride ourselves on our exceptional team members, service delivery and repeat clientele. Our key mission is to provide support for the growth and health of Alaska’s rural communities and their members.
We pride ourselves on our ability to react quickly, to provide services efficiently, and to make decisions in an expeditious manner. The JWIG Team continuously develops and refines methods and procedures to capture lessons learned, leverage existing personnel, and improve operations resulting in superior services in a highly cost-effective, dependable manner.
We value service. Our professionals are committed to serving our community, our clients, and the communities our clients serve. Simply put, we are only as successful as those we serve.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Teresa Jacobsson is the founder of JW Industries Group (JWIG). With over 25 years of experience in board and council facilitation, business development, risk and change management, operations, strategic planning, professional and industrial services contracting, she brings a substantial and diverse level of experience to the company. Prior to establishing JWIG, she held leadership positions for multiple Alaska Native regional entities and village corporations. Ms. Jacobsson provides more than 15 years of experience working with the SBA 8(a) Program including participating in the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program.
Ms. Jacobsson has demonstrated a passion in serving the community throughout her career and mentors women survivors of trauma. Her credentials include serving as director with the Alaska Humanities Forum, Beans Cafe, the Alaska Chapter for the National Contract Management Association, and the Eva Foundation. Ms. Jacobsson is also founder and chair of the Alaska Tribal Administrators Association (she received an Emmy nomination for her production of the I am a Tribal Administrator: Diomede documentary short), the Alaska Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Jacobsson Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
Karen Hartke is a versatile business professional with a focus on effective communication, organizational, financial and audit standards, and efficient and effective delivery of services - client goals are paramount. Ms. Hartke provides expert technical support for all facets of financial management, including knowledge and implementation of best practices, GAAP and single-audit, audit review, and Sarbanes-Oxley auditing standards, program and project reconciliation, analysis and reporting, and management support for investment and settlement trusts.
Ms. Hartke supported a multi-year USAF DOD contract with ARAMARK which included financial reporting on the operations and direct support to the NAF contracting officer. Ms. Hartke has also provided joint venture contract support for federal operations and accounting with Alaska Native regional corporations.
JW Industries Group brings more than 180 years combined industry experience across Alaska and nationwide. Our location in Anchorage, Alaska offers a geographically strategic location to effectively serve clients in the western states, the Pacific, and the Pacific Rim.
Licensing + Certifications
Alaska Business License No. 1040049
Alaska Contractors License No. 130420
SBA 8(a) Certified - Single Member AK Native +
Woman Owned Small Business
Alaska DBE Certification No. 9900613
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541611 Administration + General Management
236220 Commercial + Industrial Building Construction