Inside Witt Associates: Arkansan Builds His Own Private FEMA by Mark Carter Posted 5/17/2011 07:31 am Updated 6 years ago How James Lee Witt, a former Yell County judge who became director of FEMA under then-President Bill Clinton, parlayed his experience into a $22 million private enterprise. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.