Kristin Garcia Blomquist is an equity owner and Vice President of Masterson Advisors LLC, a public finance firm which helps communities all over the States of Texas and Florida with their capital planning goals, advises on the financing of public projects and infrastructure, and assists with refinancing of public debt and commercial paper.
She received her BBA in finance from Baylor University in 2010. She started her career at First Southwest Company in 2009 (now Hilltop Securities through acquisition in 2016) as an intern and continued her career to Vice President in 2018. She holds her Series 50 license as a qualified Municipal Advisor Representative and is a previous holder of the Series 7, Series 52 and Series 63 licenses. She and her fellow owners started their own firm Masterson Advisors LLC in the spring of 2018 to better serve their clients with the unwavering principles of integrity, humility, collaboration and excellence, and with a broad background of experience, expertise and skills in the public finance industry. Masterson Advisors exists to strengthen communities and develop tomorrow’s leaders for which she is the cornerstone of that goal.
Kristin is active in the public finance profession and strives to be a community leader and advocate. She is on the Executive Council for the Texas Women in Public Finance to support and empower the community of women in the public finance industry. She helps plan events to give members a chance to network with other Texas and national members and to understand the everchanging landscape of the public finance industry. She helps to encourage and mentor younger bankers, investment advisors, and attorneys to strive for excellence and integrity in both work and in the community.
She is also active in civic, philanthropic and governmental activities and events. She is a Co-Chair of the HEART Program’s annual fundraiser, which raises funds to create new opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their potential. She serves on the Advisory Board for Recipe for Success, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way our children understand, appreciate and eat their food, and by educating and mobilizing the community to provide healthier diets for children. She is also involved with the Houston Library Foundation, and has volunteered her time to Habitat for Humanity.
Kristin and her husband, Aaron, have two children- Isabelle (3.5) and Stire (1.5). She enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, politics, scuba diving, gardening, raising butterflies, and playing with her children.