I never realized how miraculous Rob Allison is until yesterday when I interviewed an economist named Kasey Jolly, who works for him at the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at WSU. Allison retired earlier this year from Bank of America and is running the center until it finds a permanent director.
I asked Kasey how the staff was doing in writing the forecast for its big outlook conference on Oct. 7 without Janet Harrah. Just as she mentioned Rob’s name, he almost literally materialized out of nowhere. He smiled, shook my hand, told me he appreciated me coming by and then was gone (he walked out). Freaky.