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Our Team

Janice Riley, TIC Manager


As manager of the Technical Innovation Center, Janice works with TIC clients to develop them into sustainable companies that launch into the surrounding community, improving quality of life and creating jobs for local people. After spending several years at Owen Software, a tech startup near Washington, DC, Janice became the director of the tech incubator at Hagerstown Community College in 2013. The Technical Innovation Center was awarded a Governor’s Citation in November 2016 for its performance and service to the local community.

Janice is a member of the Board of Directors of Maryland Economic Development Association and serves as Co-chair of the Program Committte. She is also on the board of the Fort Detrick Alliance in Frederick, MD. In her spare time, Janice visits impoverished areas with her husband, helping to educate, encourage and empower individuals in ways that create sustainable improvements to their lives. She currently serves as Stateside Liaison for Every Day Hope in Dominican Republic.

With a B.S. in Marketing from Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, in 2008 Janice launched her own firm, Janley Consulting, specializing in strategic consulting. She has co-authored four books about women empowerment.

Mary Saum, Administrative Office Associate


Having been employed by the college throughout the 1990s as part of a variety of grant-funded projects and contracts, Mary Saum has served in several capacities at Hagerstown Community College. She joined the TIC Management Team in 2006 as the Administrative Office Associate of the Technical Innovation Center. Known as the Air Traffic Controller, Mary is an integral part of everything that happens in the TIC community.

Join TIC

Interested in getting involved at the TIC? Whether you want to belong to the Hub City Hive, move into one of our offices, start building your own products on our manufacturing floors or doing your own research in our wet labs, we’d love to figure out how you can join our community. Are you a potential mentor, trainer or TIC advocate? Let’s discover how you can get plugged into our center. Fill out this brief survey so we can determine what the next step should be.