CRSS

Servicing the Copper River Family of Companies

The Shared Services Division provides long-term strategic business planning, new company startup and acquisition strategies, complete back office support services, regulatory training, compliance, and governance oversight to ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the Copper River Family of Companies.

Our Departments

Accounting & Finance

The Accounting & Finance department assists with the management of the operating companies’ resources and growth opportunities. This includes paying all vendor invoices, payroll, managing external audits, and more.

Human Resources

Human Resources manages recruitment, compliance, conflict resolution, employee relations, and benefits.

Legal & Contracts

The Legal and Contracts department provides legal review and guidance of any contract, ensures all companies adhere to state and federal rules & regulations, and maintains all SBA reporting.

Enterprise Project Management Office

EPMO provides guidance, governance, standardized processes and project management best practices, tools, and techniques.

Bids & Proposals

The Bids & Proposals department is responsible for responding to Requests for Quotations (RFQ’s), Requests for Information (RFI’s), Requests for Proposals (RFP’s), Sources Sought, Statements of Work, and unsolicited proposals.

IT Systems & Support

The IT department supports all Copper River employees with technical support, technical analysis, design, procurement, implementation, operation and support of the technology infrastructure and services.

Marketing

The Marketing department is responsible for the overall communication of Copper River’s brand in the marketplace. This includes the creation of marketing campaigns, advertising, event management and execution, corporate communications, and graphic design.

Security

The Security department manages the compliance for all cleared operating companies and the continuous maintenance of the Industrial Security Programs.

Copper River Family of Companies Overview

Owned by the Native Village of Eyak, the Copper River Family of Companies are a collection of both current and graduated Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) Certified entities that bring extensive experience supporting the diverse missions of our clients. 

Our Leadership

Kevin McLaughlin
CEO

As CEO of the Copper River Family of Companies, Mr. McLaughlin is responsible for leading multiple facets of the organization. He directs the oversight of 14+ subsidiary companies with government contract portfolios of over $300 Million and a workforce of over 500 employees across the U.S. and overseas. He is responsible for strategic long-term planning and leads the operating company presidents and multiple teams and business units within Copper River Shared Services to provide oversight, compliance, and support services to ensure continued strategic growth for the Copper River Family of companies.

Mr. McLaughlin has had a significant impact on the Copper River Family’s growth and success. Immediately after joining Copper River, he quickly utilized prior skills helping Alaska Native-owned companies and his affinity for Alaska Native set aside laws and SBA 8 (a) regulations to create Copper River Shared Services to provide back-office support and oversight for future growth. Mr. McLaughlin continues to be instrumental in the company’s expansion, playing a key role in six strategic acquisitions during his tenure. He also played a major role in the startup of seven additional subsidiary companies for the Copper River Family and continues to increase profitability and growth through insightful strategies and solid leadership.

Mr. McLaughlin is a former Army Officer (Captain) and Judge Advocate Attorney. He is a graduate of multiple Officer Leadership Schools and a graduate of the prestigious U.S Army Judge Advocate Generals School in Charlottesville Virginia.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and attained his law degree from Samford University School of Law.

Brian Anthony
COO

Chief Operating Officer for Copper River Shared Services, Mr. Brian Anthony is responsible for the operational strategy for the Copper River Family of Companies. Dedicated to innovation, Mr. Anthony leverages his 28 years of business technology experience to guide implementation of advanced tools, processes, and procedures that have led to enhanced communication and collaboration efficiencies across multiple business units and departmental functions. With over 16 years of experience in various leadership roles, Mr. Anthony takes pride in mentoring multiple teams and individuals to help guide in the development of collective solutions that solve complex, multi-functional challenges.

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Carter Wood
CFO

As the Chief Financial Officer of Copper River Shared Services, Mr. Carter Wood is responsible for the financial strategy of the Copper River Family of Companies. With more than 25 years of Government Contractor specific experience, and nearly 15 years in an executive leadership role, Mr. Wood plays a critical role in the areas of strategic planning and analysis, capital financing and treasury management, budgeting, indirect rate design and development, mergers and acquisitions, end-to-end accounting operations and both corporate and operational financial management.

Mr. Wood began his career at Deloitte as a public accountant and has served in leadership roles at Stanley (acquired by CGI), Cognosante, and Buchanan & Edwards, where he served as CFO for nearly 10 years, prior to joining Copper River Shared Services. Mr. Wood graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Mr. Wood is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia.

Sarah MacMaster
CLO

 As Chief Legal Officer for Copper River Shared Services, Ms. Sarah MacMaster brings over 20 years of extensive experience in law and contracts compliance. As an attorney, Ms. MacMaster worked with several SDVOSBs as an in-house attorney prior to joining Copper River in the fall of 2019. She has worked in all aspects of government contracting in her former roles.  Before entering the world of government contracts, Sarah had extensive experience with Corporate law and litigation as a partner with a firm in Chicago.  She is a graduate of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law.

Our Management Team

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