joe householderPolitical and agency vet Joe Householder has moved back to Hill+Knowlton Strategies as an executive VP in Washington.

He departs the debt collection law firm giant Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, where he led external affairs.

The former communications director for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) started out in journalism in the South before moving to the PR side with the law firm Vison & Elkins. He then worked Iowa Gov. Tim Vilsack’s re-election before joining Clinton.

Householder’s move to H+K is a return to the firm as he earlier worked at H+K merger partner Public Strategies. He also did a seven-year stint at Purple Strategies.

WPP-owned H+K said Householder will focus on PA and crisis engagements for some of the firm’s top clients.