OUR TEAM

Anne Marie Pellerin
Founder and Managing Partner

With over 15 years of diverse experience in the defense and homeland security sectors, Anne Marie combines strategic thinking and technical know-how to advise senior executives on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities in aviation, transportation, and security.

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As founder and managing partner of LAM LHA, she works alongside some of the industry’s most recognized companies, airports, and associations to enhance an understanding of market challenges and drivers, and to accelerate the testing and deployment of effective and sustainable solutions.  Anne Marie spearheads LAM LHA’s strategy engagements and multi-stakeholder coalition building activities.

Having served as a senior executive in the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in both the US and Europe, Anne Marie is uniquely positioned to navigate US, European, and global regulatory environments and related trends. While with DHS, she served as executive director of the US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Checkpoint of the Future Program, overhauling the agency’s passenger security strategy and launching multiple new domestic and international partnership initiatives, including security scanner/advanced x-ray deployment, mobile boarding pass, and risk-based passenger screening. In addition, Anne Marie offers unparalleled experience leading government-to-government dialogue and initiatives in cargo, behavior detection, passenger and baggage screening, and cyber security.

Anne Marie began her career working for former US Secretary of Defense William Cohen as a consultant at The Cohen Group. She has a master’s degree in foreign policy from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in history/German from Wake Forest University.  She also serves as a Senior Industry Advisor to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and as Chair of Airports Council International Europe’s (ACI-E) New Experience on Travel and Technologies (NEXTT) Task Force.

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Scott Mulligan
Director, U.S.

Scott brings with him over 20 years of leadership and innovation in homeland and aviation security.  Scott’s background gives him unique insight into the application of technologies, processes and people and how each can be used to create effective and sustainable security solutions.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Scott served in the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a senior executive with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  His most recent role before leaving government was as the Assistant Administrator for TSA’s Office of Inspection.  In this role, Scott was responsible for both the testing/evaluating and driving improvements in all aspects of transportation security systems both publicly and privately held. Through this work Scott drove changes to some of the most cutting edge security technologies and processes including checkpoint and cargo screening equipment, identity and credential authentication technologies and Advanced Imaging Technologies.  His work also tested and improved emerging security challenges for transportation security including cybersecurity and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  During his time, Scott also launched TSA’s joint testing programs with a broad coalition of the US’s international aviation partners in order to drive reciprocal security agreements worldwide.

Scott began his career as a criminal and regulatory attorney for the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate Corps, the Department of Justice and the TSA.  As a regulatory attorney for TSA, Scott has a deep understanding of regulatory frameworks both domestically and internationally.  Other roles include serving as the Executive Director for legislative affairs with the US Congress’ Office of Compliance.  All of these former roles give Scott an unparalleled ability to help clients navigate the regulatory and legislative hurdles associated with complex security issues.

Mr. Mulligan holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, as well as a master’s degree in Homeland Security Studies from the United States Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

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Richard Lareau
Senior Advisor, U.S.

Dr. Lareau was previously the Chief Scientist and Applied Research Division Director at the Transportation Security Laboratory, DHS S&T.

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His expertise includes explosives and illicit drug detection RDT&E, as well as general analytical chemistry in the greater CBRNE detection areas. He also worked with US multiagency and International experts on a variety of detection programs. Dr. Lareau was U.S. DOD CTTSO/TSWG CBRNE Subgroup Chair and advisor for over 10 years.  Prior to his 18+ years with DHS, Dr. Lareau worked the first half of his Federal career as Senior Scientist for the US Army Research Laboratory, as an electronic materials analyst/specialist.

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Erin Bidwell
Associate Director, U.S.

Erin Bidwell is an Associate Director in LAM LHA’s Washington DC Office and a leading expert on the design and development of threat mitigation programs.  She assists a range of clients in navigating the national security federal marketplace.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Erin led the development of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Security Playbook, a multifaceted countermeasures and resource deployment system used to advance operational efficiency and security effectiveness in the rapidly changing environment of the transportation system. While in this role, Erin participated in a variety of agency-wide projects as a subject matter expert, including Risk-Based Security and TSA PreCheck®, and established several pilot programs to evaluate security technologies and procedures for inclusion in TSA screening operations.

Erin also served as TSA Deputy Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening at Ronald Regan Washington National Airport, responsible for nearly 300 Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and oversight for passenger, baggage, and air cargo screening operations.

Erin holds an M.S. in Information Technology Business Analysis from Purdue University and a B.A. in Government and Politics from George Mason. University.

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Brandon Miller
Consultant, U.S. 

Brandon provides support across the U.S. Team and delivers research and analysis to a range of clients on emerging developments in the aviation security sector.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Brandon worked as a Research Assistant at George Washington University’s Program on Extremism where he conducted open-source analysis on a variety of publications and contributed to a database that helped identify trends and gaps in terrorism research. Brandon also spent a semester with DC-based consulting firm Kyle House Group as a Legislative Assistant. He has a bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Affairs from Wake Forest University.

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Guillaume Xavier-Bender
Associate Director, Europe

With more than a decade of experience in international relations, political risk analysis and public affairs, Guillaume operates at the nexus between internal security, innovation and politics. His expertise in multi-stakeholder engagement and in strategic foresight, as well as his extensive knowledge of the EU, U.S. and French policy landscapes, allow him to help industry and regulators navigate through future trends.

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Previously, Guillaume served as Policy Director of Airlines for Europe (A4E) in Brussels, where he was in charge of aviation security, passenger data and border control, and cargo. He was part of the team which helped launch A4E to establish it as the leading association of European legacy, low-cost and cargo carriers. His role included providing strategic policy guidance, developing and leading advocacy campaigns, and representing member airlines in front of EU institutions and regulators.

Before joining A4E Guillaume was a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), where he led the think tank’s initiatives in Brussels on trade, the transatlantic economy, innovation and the digital economy. In addition to public speaking engagements, his comments and opinion pieces have appeared in outlets such as Euronews, CNN, CCTV, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, World Press Review, Euractiv, AFP and U.S. News. He continues to collaborate with GMF as a Non-Resident Transatlantic Fellow focusing on the link between internal security, technology and political economy, and on EU-US-Iran relations. He also designs and manages simulation exercises for young professionals in transatlantic relations.

Guillaume began his carrier in the French Prime Minister’s Services, working for the Secretariat General for Defense and National Security (SGDSN). A native of France, he has also lived in the U.S., Austria, and the Czech Republic. He holds a master’s degree in international economic policy from Sciences Po in Paris, a master’s degree in diplomacy and strategic negotiations from the Université Paris-Sud XI, and a bachelor’s in international law from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

He is an active member of Women in International Security Brussels (WIIS Brussels).

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Rose Marengo
Consultant, Europe

A consultant in our Paris office, Rose supports a diverse group of clients in the areas of seamless travel, security, and sustainability.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Rose coordinated activities of the Security Screening and Technologies Working Group of the European Organization for Security (EOS) in Brussels. This experience provided her an in-depth understanding of key drivers and priorities across industry stakeholders in the aviation and urban security domains. Before joining EOS, Rose benefited from stints with both the European Commission and The European University Institute.

Rose has undergraduate degrees in History, German, and Philosophy from the University of Durham and a master’s degree in modern European History from the University of Cambridge.

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Rebecca de Saint Maur
Marketing & Business Development Manager, Europe

Rebecca is responsible for driving LAM LHA’s growth initiatives.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Rebecca spent over 10 years in the Middle East and Asia.  Most recently, she founded her own design business in Singapore, which she later sold. Prior to her travels abroad, Rebecca supported growth activities for Innocent Drinks in Paris, spearheading their expansion into the French market.

Rebecca has an undergraduate degree from the University of St. Andrews and a Masters in European Business from ESCP-EAP.

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