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 stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.