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Kathleen Meskill Blomquist

Director of Communications, Breakthru Beverage Group

Kathleen “Kat” Blomquist is a communications professional with 360-degree integrated communications experience in the corporate, government, legal and political arenas.

Kat joined Breakthru Beverage Group, one of the country’s largest beer, wine and spirits wholesalers, this spring as its new Director of Communications.  This move follows her first role in the beverage alcohol industry working for Diageo as its Director of Internal communications.

Prior to Diageo, Kat managed media relations for clients of Rubenstein Associates in New York. She joined Rubenstein after serving as Senior Counsel and Spokesperson in the U.S. Department of Justice’s public affairs office in Washington, D.C.

Previously, Kat has held communications roles in the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of the Army in Germany, Burson-Marsteller, National Review magazine and national and state-wide political campaigns. Kat graduated from the College of Charleston in South Carolina and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.


B.A., Media Communications, College of Charleston