The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology

The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology

The PIC MC Foundation supports the Innovation Complex, providing an integrated academic, business, and research environment.


The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology, or PIC MC, is Montgomery College's integrated academic, business, and research campus located in Germantown, Maryland.

Montgomery College, a nationally and internationally renowned multicampus community college, serves nearly 60,000 highly diverse students per year in 130 programs of study, including biotechnology, cybersecurity, engineering, nursing, and allied health. Many MC students participate in undergraduate research, internships, and academic competitions and conferences, and transfer to top four-year institutions to complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees.

The area is home to more than 350 bioscience companies and key federal institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research.

Surrounded by woodlands, the site provides immediate access to the I-270 technology corridor. The park is currently being developed to accommodate life sciences, cybersecurity, and other technology companies.


Montgomery College is the first community college in Maryland and first location in Montgomery County to be a designated RISE Zone. A Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone designation allows targeted businesses locating within PIC MC and connecting to Montgomery College to receive real property tax credits of 75 percent for five years.

The Germantown Campus has also been named an Opportunity Zone, which provides federal tax incentives to spur investment in underserved communities by attracting investment. These incentives can spur further economic development in the form of job creation and revitalization, providing new opportunities for business, housing, and retail growth.

Learn more about RISE Zone and Opportunity Zone.

In June 2019 a pair of Montgomery County firms have inked a deal to be the next to build with a 120,000-square-foot life sciences office building on the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a site that benefits from its designation as both a federally designated opportunity zone and a state RISE zone. Read the entire Washington Business Journal article.

Key Benefits

  • Zoned as Life Sciences Center
  • Space available for lease and build to suit
  • Located near healthcare, IT, and biotech firms
  • Federal institutions nearby
  • Close to one national and two international airports
  • Trained workforce

Unique Opportunities

PIC MC has a lot to offer to you and our community. From programs in biotechnology to cybersecurity and health sciences to life sciences along with a state of the art hospital, PIC MC is growing to fit the needs of our area. Learn more (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) about PIC MC.

The PIC MC Foundation

The Foundation supports the Innovation Complex, providing an integrated academic, business, and research environment.

Through the Foundation, Montgomery College provides space for economic development. Entrepreneurs are provided a resource-rich location. Students gain access to internships and interaction with industry professionals.

We supply the workforce. Matching the needs of our evolving workforce with the proper training and education programs is an ever present challenge. It calls for communication, analysis, collaboration, and agility. At Montgomery College, we constantly strive to be relevant to needs of the county’s employers, our community, and our students. Read the Workforce Development Impact Report (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader) to learn more.

Foundation Officers

James G. Muir III
Vice President
Hughes Network Systems LLC

Vice Chair

William C. Keller, CFA
Senior Vice President and Regional Investment Manager
Wells Fargo Private Management


Margaret W. Latimer
Vice President and Provost, Collegewide STEM Unit and Germantown Campus


Allen P. DeLeon, CPA, PFS
Founding Partner
DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors 

Immediate Past Chair

Doug Wrenn
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.


Kelli Brooks
Partner/Managing Director of Finance
Urban Atlantic

Jay Brown
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Real Estate Services

Stephen D. Cain, PhD
Chief of Staff/Chief Strategy Officer
Montgomery College

Yum Yu Cheng, Esq.
Principal and General Counsel
United Solutions

John G. Compton, PhD
Cofounder and Consultant of GeneDX

Gail Folena-Wasserman, PhD
Senior Vice President, Biopharmaceutical Development

Angela Graham
President & CEO
Quality Biological, Inc.

Derek K. Harps
Retired Vice President
M&T Bank

Stephen Z. Kaufman, JD
Senior Partner Emeritus
Linowes and Blocher LLP

Beverly Magda, PhD
Associate Provost
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Perry Paylor
Owner, Law Offices of Perry L. Paylor

Dr. Sanjay Rai
Senior Vice President Academic Affairs
Montgomery College

Tom Rogers, CPA
Vendor Centric

Kristine Warner
Managing Partner
Mair & Warner Public Relations

Ex Officio
DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD
Montgomery College
Martha Schoonmaker
Executive Director
Office: 240-567-2007

Martha Schoonmaker
Melanie Kandel
Board Engagement and Marketing Director
Office: 240-567-8062, Mobile: 240-678-6277

Office Location

Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology (PIC MC)
Montgomery College
Paul Peck Academic and Innovation Building, Room 101B
20271 Goldenrod Lane (office location)
20200 Observation Drive, PK 101B (mailing address)
Germantown, MD 20876