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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Michal Rottman
Director, U.S.

Michal is a Director in LAM LHA’s DC Office, and brings more than 20 years of homeland security experience as an United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) executive responsible for vetting/credentialing, transportation security, and business transformation.

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Prior to joining the private sector, Michal was a Regional Director for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), providing leadership to more than 5,000 employees and ensuring security for over 77 million passengers a year.  Michal has significant expertise in the application of large scale vetting programs, identity management/credentialing efforts, and security background checks/investigations. She served as TSA’s Director of Vetting Operations for TSA where she was responsible for Secure Flight, TSA’s vetting program for over 750 million passengers annually, and the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.   Previously, as General Manager for Business Operations at TSA, Michal was responsible for a $4 billion budget and providing support and logistics to 50,000 employees at 450 airports across the U.S.  She also had executive responsibility for the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) within TSA. In 2006, Michal was selected by the Department of Homeland Security to serve as the U.S. Government lead for the development of President Bush’s National Strategy for Aviation Security.  In this capacity, she coordinated across seven cabinet level departments to develop plans that ensure protection of critical infrastructure, enhance airspace security operations, and promote unity of effort in command and control structures between the Department of Defense and their law enforcement partners.

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Matthieu Gualino
Associate Director

Matthieu recently joined the LAM LHA team, and brings with him 13 years of experience in the area of transportation security. He has deep expertise in aviation security, including cybersecurity, risk management, training and security policy. Matthieu is certified as an aviation security instructor by ICAO, and received certification from ICAO to deliver its risk management workshop.

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Prior to joining LAM LHA, Matthieu worked for the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC). At ENAC, he delivered courses in aviation security and aviation cybersecurity to students and civil servants from various civil aviation authorities, and he represented ENAC within the ICAO aviation security training working group, the ECAC cybersecurity study group, ICAO Europe, and the North Atlantic Aviation Security Group. From 2016 to 2020, he was Deputy Director, and later acting Director of the ICAO Aviation Security Training Center in Toulouse.

Matthieu holds a PhD in political science. His doctoral thesis analyzed aviation security governance and assessed the possibility of implementing these policies in other transportation modes. He is a lecturer in political science and law applied to transportation security at Toulouse 1 Capitole University since 2010.

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Erin Bidwell
Associate Director

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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Guillaume Xavier-Bender
Associate Director

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
Junior 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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Brandon Miller
Associate, 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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Rebecca de Saint Maur
Marketing & Business Development Manager. 

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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Charlotte de Lavarene
Program Analyst, Europe 

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, U.S.

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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