Board and Governance

Recreation Risk Retention Group, Inc. Board and Management

Recreation RRG is managed by a five member board of directors. The directors are chosen annually by a plurality vote of the insured shareholders.  Three of the directors are hang glider and paraglider pilots with extensive experience in corporate management. Two of the directors have extensive captive insurance industry experience. Two officers serve in a non-voting capacity as corporate treasurer and secretary, and as assistant corporate secretary.

David R. Leggett
Board Member

David R. Leggett is a business owner in Pennsylvania, hang glider pilot and former president of Recreation RRG, USHPA and the Foundation for Free Flight.  David currently serves as Vice President of the Foundation for Free Flight.

Mark Forbes
Board Member

Mark Forbes is an electronic design engineer, hang glider, paraglider and ultralight pilot, and served on USHPA's board of directors for many years. Mark currently serves as the Secretary and a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation For Free Flight.


Timothy Herr
Treasurer, Secretary, Risk Management Officer, and General Counsel

Tim Herr is an attorney whose practice includes insurance, litigation, and corporate matters. For many years he served as corporate counsel for USHPA.

Benjamin Whitehouse
Board Member

Ben Whitehouse is a an attorney who practices within the Regulatory and Government Relations Practice Group of the Nashville office of Butler Snow, where he works with business owners and service providers on forming and operating captive insurance companies as well as traditional insurance company matters and insurance tax matters. Mr. Whitehouse previously worked at the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance as the Supervising Attorney for Insurance.

Timothy Sullivan
President and Board Member

Timothy Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in management and profitable growth in the Professional Liability Insurance industry including reinsurance, marketing, compliance, product development, claims, underwriting, IT project oversight, and agency sales management.


Ariel Vadeboncoeur
Assistant Secretary

Ariel Vadeboncoeur is an insurance industry professional based in Burlington, Vermont, specializing in the management of Risk Retention Groups.

Calef Letorney
Board Member

Calef Letorney is a Paragliding flight school owner in Vermont, who has served on the board of directors of USHPA.