Director of Event Entertainment
A nature lover who can never resist a good cabin getaway, Read Scot joined the By Dzign crew in 2015—bringing with him over thirty years of diverse and impressive experience in the entertainment and event industries. As our director of event entertainment, Read is responsible for developing By Dzign’s talent pool and casting top-notch talent for events on behalf of our clients.
Read studied fine arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, but eventually left the southern stars behind for the bright lights of the entertainment capital of the world, where he began his lengthy career as an entertainment and talent mogul. In 2005, Read accepted a position as the director of entertainment for Caesar’s Palace and, by 2010, was named director of programming for the Las Vegas region of Caesar’s Entertainment. Read then joined BESTAgency in 2012 as its vice president of operations, where he worked with a range of renowned clients, including the Venetian Hotel & Casino and Tao Group, before he made his way to the By Dzign team.
Read is a recipient of Special Events Magazine’s “Gala Award” (an honor for which he was nominated twice) and was named “Top Producer” at BESTAgency. When he’s not busy booking killer talent for our clients’ events, you can find Read losing himself in great movies and nature getaways with his family. A self-admitted sucker for Southern cooking, Read has a hard time turning down cheese grits, okra and tomatoes over rice, chicken-fried steak, hushpuppies…and the list goes on and on.