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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Andrew Goldsmith
Managing Director, US Practice

Andrew is LAM LHA’s Managing Director for the US Practice and brings nearly 20 years of experience helping technology firms in the aviation, border security, and CBRNE sectors find new opportunities, communicate their value, and accelerate their growth.

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With functional expertise in strategic planning and marketing, Andrew has a deep understanding of the regulatory and technology trends that are transforming security, aviation and passenger experience. Having worked for a pre-IPO start-up, a global consulting firm and one of the leading security technology providers, he provides our clients with strategic perspectives without losing sight of the tactical, get-it-done realities.

Prior to joining LAM LHA, Andrew was CEO and founder of AGX Marketing, a boutique B2G consulting firm. AGX provided outsourced marketing and business development services to a range of technology firms, including a leading security AI firm, a top cloud computing management SaaS, and a provider of advanced CT imaging technology.

As the Vice President of Global Marketing for Rapiscan Systems, one of the largest providers of aviation and border security screening solutions, Andrew oversaw a global marketing team, helped build and support Rapiscan’s global distributor network – during a period when Rapiscan averaged double-digit top line growth. He played a key role in the launch of Rapiscan’s breakthrough high-speed EDS solution, and its highly successful outsourced cargo screening solution.

Andrew began his professional career as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ telecom and media practice, where he advised senior executives on marketing and business strategy. A Forbes.com contributor, Andrew has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA in history and literature from Columbia University.

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Marie-Caroline Laurent
Director, Europe Practice

Marie-Caroline leads LAM LHA’s European practice, offering over a decade of broad expertise in aviation security, regulatory strategy, and passenger facilitation matters. She works closely with clients to track regulatory developments in Europe, anticipate future changes, map related challenges, and effectively engage key decision-makers when it matters most.

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In addition, Marie-Caroline supports a range of clients to establish win-win pilot opportunities with European airports and airlines, actively supporting stakeholders from the conception phase to trial closure and reporting.
Marie-Caroline formerly served as assistant director with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Brussels, where she developed IATA’s position on EU legislation impacting the aviation sector, advocated on IATA member airlines’ behalf, and developed and implemented IATA’s security and travel facilitation strategies. Prior to her tenure at IATA, Marie-Caroline held positions related to aviation and transport policy with EU trade associations and in the European Parliament. She worked in the European Parliament as an adviser to a French MEP on aviation issues and was manager for security and cargo at the Association of European Airlines (AEA). In addition, she served as a senior policy adviser at the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, where she advised on customs policy and intellectual property.
She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and second master’s degree in European policies from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. Marie-Caroline is also a certified IATA external instructor, regularly leading IATA courses on Passenger Data Exchange Programs.

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Nathaniel Woodill
Senior Consultant, Europe Practice

As Senior Consultant with LAM LHA’s Europe practice, Nate is responsible for managing client accounts and for maintaining key partnerships in the aviation security ecosystem. He leverages his knowledge of security and project management to ensure that we deliver significant value to the companies and organizations we support.

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Nate began his career in the United States Army where he served for seven years, including two tours of duty in Iraq where he was awarded two Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Nate then worked as a staff member in the areas of security and military affairs at the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C., after which he left the public sector to work as a physical and operational security expert in New York.

Nate holds a bachelor’s degree in International Criminal Justice and Operations Research (magna cum laude) from John Jay College in New York City and a master’s degree in International Security (cum laude) from the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po. Outside of work, Nate is an avid ultra-distance athlete and has recently taken up alpine mountaineering.

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Charlotte de Lavarene
Program Analyst, Europe Practice

Charlotte handles a range of project management activities for the LAM LHA team in Europe, including overseeing LAM LHA partnerships with fellow consultants in the region. In addition, Charlotte manages the organization of strategic high-level events for clients and partners, and overseas internal coordination to ensure the trains are moving on time.

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French by birth, but having lived in the US for four years, she understands cross-cultural subtleties and “translates” person to person when duty calls. Prior to joining LAM LHA, Charlotte worked for a human resources firm in Paris. She has a bachelor’s degree in international business from ISCID, and a master’s degree in human resources from ESCP-EAP.

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Vivienne Azarcon
Program Analyst, US Practice

Vivienne drives a range of project management activities for the LAM LHA team in Washington – including coordinating directly with consulting partners for large-scale initiatives with the US airport community. She oversees quality controls for client deliverables, ensuring we under-promise and over-deliver.

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Vivienne was born in the US but grew up in the Philippines. Having learned to bridge two cultures from an early age, she enjoys the challenge of facilitating effective communication between far-flung collaborators, or diverse teammates. Before joining LAM LHA, Vivienne did a stint in management consulting with Deloitte, as well as communications for various nonprofits. She has an MBA from Duke University (where she learned her way around a spreadsheet, and spent a term in Barcelona at ESADE), and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines.

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