MEET OUR TEAM

James Lee Witt is recognized today as the foremost expert in disaster management, response and recovery.  As FEMA Director, his foresight to invest in mitigation measures as the most effective means to reduce the cost of disasters, lead to the government-wide investments we see today in mitigation efforts, and the overarching professionalism and modernization of the emergency management profession.  James Lee and the AG Witt Team have the experience to help you navigate the complexities and regulations of disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery efforts during all phases of emergency management. The members of the AG Witt Team have managed the response and recovery for the  nation’s largest disasters and managed or consulted for over 400 other disasters both current such as COVID-19 and those dating back to the Northridge Earthquake, Oklahoma City Bombing, Hurricane Katrina, and Hurricane Sandy. We provide our clients unmatched experience and ability to respond to any disaster at a moment’s notice.

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James Lee Witt

Chief Executive Officer

As a former White House Cabinet Member under President Bill Clinton, FEMA Director and perhaps the nation’s leading authority of disaster management, James Lee Witt has an unmatched track record of disaster management, coordination,

and recovery.

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Rod Sweetman

Partner + Chief

Operating Officer

Rod Sweetman specializes in government affairs and fortune 500 consulting. He is gifted at managing dozens of issues simultaneously, cutting through red tape and solving complex bureaucratic problems.

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Frank Robinson

Co-Founder + Partner

Frank is the President and co-founder of Atlys Global, a conglomerate of disaster recovery businesses. In addition to co-creating AG Witt, Frank created the Federal Contractor Financing Program (FCFP) to provide short-term funding solutions to contractors working in disaster recovery areas under a federal contract. Frank and his team have raised committed capital of $1b globally for this funding platform.

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Timothy Touhey

VP Project Finance

Tim brings a broad expertise in financial services, construction, housing and urban development, government affairs, and relationship building across many industry sectors. Tim’s career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, matched by his experience and acumen in finance and lending, make him uniquely qualified to be the current CEO of the Federal Contractor Finance Program (FCFP).

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Margaret Larson 

Senior VP
Client Services

Margaret’s experiences combine nearly thirty years working in the emergency management and governmental affairs fields at the Federal, State and local levels. Her prior  work includes  serving as staff in the U.S. Senate, various leadership roles at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, directing the Washington, D.C. office for the State of Illinois, delivering disaster services with Feeding America, and most recently leading preparedness, training, response and recovery efforts for clients during her tenure with national consulting firms, most recently in California wildfire recovery operations.

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Nicole Brode 

Senior VP

Administration

Nicole brings more than 20 years of experience in administrative leadership positions where she found ways to increase organizational efficiencies and identify and implement new business processes. Having managed and grown a vast cadre network, she played key roles in rapidly mobilizing Response & Recovery teams in the aftermath of Hurricanes Michael, Maria, Irma, Harvey, Sandy, Irene, Ike, Katrina; the Louisiana Floods of 2016, and Superstorm Sandy.  Nicole has worked in the management consulting space for 17 years.  Earlier in her career, she co-founded and managed a successful Washington, DC staffing agency.

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Clifton Hebert 

Director, Disaster Recovery Services

Clifton Hebert is a Senior Project Manager with  a wealth of project management experience and more than 15 years of direct experience in emergency management and  disaster recovery.

Previously, Mr. Hebert served as Cameron Parish Police Jury’s first full-time Director of its Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness  for more than five years. He led the parish in the massive recovery efforts following Hurricanes Rita and Ike. 

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Patrick Schellert

Project Manager

Patrick Schellert is an experienced FEMA Public Assistance Grant Manager who has worked for more than 15 years and on 25 presidentially declared disasters as a FEMA PDMG, Public Assistance Coordinator, Project Manager, State Applicant Liaison, and Grants Manager. His experience encompasses work at the federal and state levels, as well as representing county and local governments, hospitals and healthcare organizations, and institutions of higher education. Patrick has an additional 12 years of experience working in Emergency Operations Centers and Tactical Operations Centers representing the U.S. Military and as a consultant to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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Matt Doyle 

Proposal Director

Matt Doyle serves as Proposal Director for A.G. Witt, LLC. He brings nearly 30 years of professional writing experience, including working the past three years as Proposal Specialist for Witt O’Brien’s, LLC. He developed and published proposals for various disaster recovery and emergency management service lines (Debris Monitoring, FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, federal housing programs, emergency management consulting, training and exercise projects).