On March 29, 2011 Valerie Montecalvo joined three other women in receiving the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey's 2011 Women of Distinction Award. This award is given to women who have achieved success in their careers while balancing work, family and service to the community.
The Women of Distinction event, part of the Girl Scouts of Central & Southern New Jersey program, inspires girls of all ages to become tomorrows leaders. The program generates revenue which provides critically needed funds that support leadership development opportunities and programs for over 24,000 girls and 11,000 adult volunteers in ten New Jersey counties.
Valerie is the President and CEO of Bayshore Recycling Corp. She conceived and built the company, now one of the most dynamic and vertically-integrated recycling facilities in the United States. Valerie, a dedicated environmentalist, champions and supports many organizations such as Clean Ocean Action, Edison Wetlands Association, the Sustainable Raritan River as well as many other local and national charities.