WASHINGTON, DC—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Josh Hendler as global chief technology officer in its Washington, DC, office. Hendler reports to Andrew Bleeker, global director of the firm's digital practice.

Following the firm's recent rebranding, H+K Strategies has focused on technology, with new offerings and planned for the next few months. Hendler will be responsible for building and expanding H+K's technology offerings as part of the global digital practice and developing and managing the firm's technology product portfolio.

Hendler joins H+K from Jumo, a social platform that connects individuals and organizations working to change the world, where he served as chief technology officer. Prior to Jumo, he was director of technology for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing for America, where he supervised the national party's technology efforts, software development, infrastructure and data warehouse.

Hendler has held many roles in political and non-profit technology ventures, including Labour's 2005 election in Britain, Rock the Vote and Sen. John Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign. He was a strategic consultant at ThoughtWorks and an early technology hire for MLB Advanced Media.