Joe Householder, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Executive Vice President, Corporate + Crisis Communications, US
Joe offers expert client counsel resulting from more than 25 years of communications and public affairs experience. He has significant experience working inside the C-suite, the board room, the courthouse, and the capitol as well as in the field managing crisis events as they unfold in real time.
In 2000, after more than 15 years as a broadcast journalist, Joe joined an international law firm, establishing its first-ever external communications operation and offering both litigation and corporate clients communications support. From there, he entered politics as a senior-level strategist in municipal campaigns as well as the 2002 reelection of then Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack. Later, Joe served as communications director to then United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton before joining Public Strategies for his first stint as a corporate communications and public affairs strategist.
In that role at Public Strategies, Purple Strategies, and now, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Joe has served a wide variety of clients in numerous industries including, but not limited to, energy, healthcare, defense, and retail grocery as well as advising high-profile individuals on complex matters impacting their personal brand.