AnnaMaria DeSalva, formly worldwide director of healthcare for Hill & Knowlton, will join Pfizer as VP of worldwide communications. She will report to Sally Susman, SVP and chief communications officer, beginning November 30.

In related news, Dolly Judge, former VP of government relations for Pfizer, has joined H&K as SVP and director of healthcare policy at the firm. She will work out of the D.C. office.

Hill & Knowlton Director of Marketing and Business Development Lori Robinson told PRNewser the moves were not connected and it is a matter of “coincidence.” She said the agency is “focused” on Judge joining and will also be hiring a replacement for DeSalva. Pfizer is a Hill & Knowlton client.