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.

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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer Teresa Jacobsson is the founder of JW Industries Group (JWIG). With over 30 years of experience in business development, risk and change management, operations, strategic planning, local, state, and federal services contracting, and construction and industrial services, she brings a substantial and diverse level of experience to the company. Prior to establishing JWIG, she held the positions of CEO, business manager, vice-president, division director, and contract administrator for a number of Alaska Native regional entities and village corporations. Leading a Small Business Administration 8(a) company, Teresa has more than 15 years of experience working with the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program; her experience includes completing the program application process for the company and clients, fulfilling reporting requirements, and participating in the SBA 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program.

 

Teresa has demonstrated a passion in serving the community throughout her career and mentors women survivors of trauma. Her service credentials include serving as director with the Eva Foundation and as the founder and chair of the Alaska Tribal Administrators Association, the Alaska Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Jacobsson Foundation. 

Chief Financial Officer

Doug Koprowski's extensive career has been dedicated to organizational and financial best practices. He has over 35 years of substantial accounting and financial management experience and has traveled throughout Alaska to help ANCs, subsidiaries, regional non-profits and tribes adopt best practices and prepare for financial and performance audits. His experience includes financial reporting for multiple multi-state SBA 8(a), joint venture and limited liability companies, audit preparation, corrective action plans and new financial model implementation utilizing a shared services model. Doug has served as CFO with ANCs in the Doyon and Aleut regions and served as controller and CFO for multiple Native owned entities. He has taught as an adjunct instructor for the University of Alaska and the Institute of Banking teaching courses in Cost Accounting, Business Law, Financial Statement Analysis and Principles of Banking. 

Doug is licensed and certified through the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club as a Youth Basketball Coach, certified through Dimond West Little League as an Umpire, and has volunteered with the AK Rush Competitive Soccer Club. Doug proudly volunteers his time to support the extracurricular activities of his grandchildren, who are from the Upper Kuskokwim Region.

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Chief Administrative Officer/VP Strategic Development

Debi Schmit brings over 35 years of experience in organizational leadership, management and administration, construction, and non-profit and resource development to JW Industries. She has spent decades serving in community development and liaison roles for large-scale projects in rural Alaska and developed and led a team of dedicated management professionals while serving as director for a regional Alaska Native health corporation. Debi provides our clients and partners with a deep understanding of requirements of transparency, accountability and effective communication in business. She provides substantive vision and direction, strategic organization, process development, C-suite development and placement, joint venture partnership and Human Resources administration to clients in Alaska and the Lower 48. Debi is also experienced in SBA 8(a) business pipeline development, management and forecasting. 

 

Debi has served on multiple boards throughout Alaska including the Alaska Tribal Administrators Association, Alaska Municipal League Legislative Council and the Lake and Peninsula Borough. She currently serves as Director for the Aleut Corporation and the Board Policy and Fisheries Committees and is originally from King Cove, Alaska. 

QUALIFICATIONS

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) CertifiedSingle Member AK Native + Woman Owned Small Business 

Alaska DBE Certification No. 9900613

DUNS 078361919 | CAGE 6NPF7​

Primary NAICS    

  • 541611     Administration + General Management

  • 236220    Commercial + Industrial Building Construction