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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Taite Bergin Pauley
Director, Business Operations, US

With over 20 years’ experience in business and government, Taite has a diverse background in government relations, international business, marketing and communications, large-scale event production, and client success. She is a master at managing projects and relationships to drive initiatives to the finish line.

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Previously, Taite was Director of Strategic Accounts at TransPerfect, a global technology and translations company, where she managed a complex portfolio in the patient-centric digital health industry. Before that, Taite was Director of Marketing and Communications for Renegade Racing, an event producer in Southern California. She was a trusted partner with cities, municipalities, tourism agencies, companies, and non-profit organizations to produce massive fundraising and participatory sports events throughout the state.

Taite began her career in Washington, DC as a consultant at The Cohen Group, led by former United States Secretary of Defense William Cohen.  There, she managed client relationships, policy events, conferences, and global trade delegations. She holds a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.  She served on the Irvine Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors as Vice Chair of Marketing and Programs, on the Board of Directors for the Irvine Children’s Fund, and on the Board of the Orange County Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. She was named one of Orange County’s Top 40 Under 40 by OC Metro Magazine.

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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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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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Valentine Morliere
Office Manager & Business Operations Lead, Europe

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Office Manager and business operations lead in our Paris office, Valentine manages support activities including business capture, contracting, invoicing, and the development of effective business processes

Prior to joining LAM LHA, Valentine spent 15 years in international logistics in North America, Southern Europe, and Asia

She has also managed support activities for complex organizations like Michelin in Paris and the French Embassy in Singapore.

Valentine has an undergraduate degree in International Business and is fluent English and French.

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