Randy Krotz has joined Hill & Knowlton Chicago as a senior counselor. Krotz most recently was senior vice president and director of marketing for v-Fluence Interactive, consulting on digital initiatives for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Before that, he Krotz spent nearly 20 years working for Fortune 500 companies including Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare), Monsanto and FMC Corp. in animal welfare and production, plant biotechnology, crop chemicals, food and beverage, health and nutrition and online analytics and marketing. Krotz has a B.S. from Kansas State University.