I had the great fortune to meet Dr. Milo Dodson in February of 2015 at a friend’s awards celebration. I tell this story often, but it helps give an understanding of how much I’ve grown to appreciate Milo’s sincerity. Moments before we met, I received a stressful phone call. Shortly thereafter, Milo walked through the door of the event. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. With 35 other people in the room, he chose me to be first to introduce himself to. After having a chance to talk to him, I remember thinking how grateful I was that he was able to shift my attention at that moment from that call. And I enjoyed getting to know him throughout that day. I later asked Milo why he decided to talk to me first. And he told me he could sense that I needed someone to talk to. And man was he right.
That awareness is what makes Milo so special. He has the ability to engage with almost anyone. He has a gift for being able to identify and relate to people, situations, and circumstances, even if he’s never experienced it himself. Milo has developed such a way with communication that it’s always easy to confide in him. I trust Milo. I’ve developed a friendship with Milo that although somewhat short lived to date, seems like I’ve known him forever. And that’s what he does. He makes you feel involved and important in every conversation. Whether it’s from the moment you meet him, or a brief chat in passing. He’s a major support to me, both personally and professionally. Sometimes having to sit through 2 and 3 hour long phone conversations from LA….while I’m in DC (or some other far off place). I am a better person now that I know him. His spirit and personality are pure and so kind. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with. And I am blessed he chose me to serve as his Executive Producer!!