Pete Landrum

Vice President



Congressional Procedures and Process, Defense Authorization and Appropriations, Homeland Security Policy, Foreign Affairs, Veterans, International, Technology, Financial Services, Higher Education

Professional Experience

Retired U.S. Army Colonel, U.S. Senate

Pete Landrum, Vice President at BGR Government Affairs, joined the firm in 2017. In Washington, D.C.’s current post-earmark landscape, Pete has demonstrated a unique ability to guide companies through the authorization and appropriations processes in both Congress and the executive branch.

At BGR, Pete guides clients from every sector through the legislative process,  including defense companies and organizations, veteran interest groups, banks and banking coalitions, economic development organizations, agricultural interests, institutions of higher learning, foreign countries and international businesses, technology companies and other commerce-related interests.

Prior to BGR, Pete served as Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Senior Defense Policy Advisor for a decade. In that role, he advised the senator, the Alabama Congressional delegation, and the Senate Armed Services Committee through 10 legislative cycles with a focus on the National Defense Authorization Act, the appropriations process, foreign relations, veterans affairs, state and local government matters, and all other elements of Sen. Sessions’ legislative portfolio.

While in Sen. Sessions’ office, Pete worked to expand and advance the Gulf Coast shipping industry, manage the development of a domestic replacement for Russian rocket engines aboard national security-specific space launches, and build up and manage the production of the Ground-based Midcourse Missile Defense System, Standard Missile-3 and-6 interceptors, and the THAAD and Patriot missile systems. Pete also helped guide a major expansion of the Gulf Coast Aerospace Corridor by working to not only bring Airbus to Alabama, but also develop major fixed and rotary wing assembly and repair facilities across the Gulf Coast.

Prior to joining Sen. Sessions’ legislative team, Pete completed a 31-year military career beginning in the Alabama Army National Guard’s 20th Special Forces and culminating as the Chief of Staff and Director of Operations at the U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Task Force Civil Support at Ft. Monroe, Va. While serving in the Army, he worked on crisis and emergency consequence management and planning with partners throughout federal, state and local government. Pete has an extensive history working alongside and collaborating with officials in state emergency management offices, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Pete received a Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Alabama, a Master of Education Administration and Supervision at Alabama State University, and a Master of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Army War College. Pete and his wife, Ruth, live in Alexandria, Va.  They have a son and daughter-in-law in New York City.