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55 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT With over 25 years of considerable accomplishments, Derek Scott Graves is recognized as a leading expert in the entertainment industry. Since 2009, he has operated as the director of publicity and marketing for DSG Entertainment Group. In 2019, he relocated to New Orleans from New York City and immediately worked with JazzFest and the French Quarter Festival. Since 2021, he has served as an events and promotions associate for Caesars New Orleans, part of Caesars Entertainment. Furthermore, he began pursuing acting roles with Central Casting in 2022 and has appeared in numerous films and television series. Throughout his expansive career, Mr. Graves has specialized in music, aligning himself with legendary talents and brands such as Grammy-winning producer Peter Rauhofer, Junior Vasquez, Billboard artist Sir Ivan, and the Saint At Large. During his years spent in New York City, Mr. Graves worked in management for Barry’s fitness brand from 2011 to 2019. Previously, he was the national director of marketing and promotions for JustCircuit LLC from 2002 to 2010. His career began in 1996 as a marketing associate for Astralwerks Records in Hollywood, California. In 2005, he joined an arts nonprofit board, ascending to president of Bezerk Productions in 2015. Mr. Graves pursued a formal education in a nontraditional way, putting his career first and then back to school. He earned a Bachelor of Science in entertainment business from SUNY Empire State College in 2017. In May of 2023, he graduated from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music with a master’s degree in live entertainment management. Along the way, he earned industry certifications from New York University in 2012 and the London School of Sound in 2015. Mr. Graves has been honored with several accolades during his career, including the 2005 International Dance Music Award for Best Record Label Promoter In-House. He lives up to his motto of “bringing quality shenanigans to a disco near you.” DEREK SCOTT GRAVES DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY AND MARKETING DSG Entertainment Group New Orleans, LA