Interview with Allison Rizer, Principal with ATI Advisory.
I often refer to my first day with ATI as “the day DC shut down.” It was March 16, 2021.Washington, DC (where our office was located) had been rolling out various public health emergency orders. The area had just experienced our first local COVID death, and cases were starting to tick up. It was an unusual time to start a new job – I met a co-worker in the parking lot of a diner to get my new laptop. We were both masked up and kept our distance. My oldest daughter was in the backseat of my car because schools had just temporarily closed, and they hadn’t figured out a virtual plan yet. I recall disinfecting the laptop box when I got home – there was still so much uncertainty about the surfaces the virus could linger on.