Laureates

JA Student Ambassadors will lead the evening’s program to celebrate our Laureate Legacies and this year’s Class of Laureates.
Click their pictures to read their bios.

John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM
Founder, President & CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ)

Valerie Montecalvo
CEO & President
Bayshore Recycling

Steve Rusckowski
Chairman, CEO & President
Quest Diagnostics

Journal

Special Keynote Speaker

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Eric LeGrand
Eric LeGrand is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, sports analyst, philanthropist, and author. He is known for his captivating optimistic attitude, entrepreneurship, and community involvement. Having launched his own clothing brand, Shop Fifty-Two in 2019, he continues to shine as a successful entrepreneur, with the creation of his own coffee brand, LeGrand Coffee House, supported by an online-shop and a brick-and-mortar location opening later this year in his hometown of Woodbridge, New Jersey. As a Rutgers University alumnus, LeGrand’s words of wisdom will be sure to ignite inspiration and hope in attendees of all ages, but particularly in youth across the Garden State.

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