Board and Governance



Board and Management

Recreation RRG's board of directors are elected by the members of Recreation RRG.  The Board has three seats elected by its ultralight flight members, up to three seats elected by all other members, with three additional seats reserved for seasoned insurance professionals who are elected by all members.
The Board's job is to ensure the Recreation RRG's prosperity by collectively directing the company’s affairs, while meeting the appropriate interests of Recreation RRG's members.  The Board's focus is on establishing vision, mission and values; setting strategy and structure; delegating to management; and exercising accountability to Recreation RRG's members.  The Board is responsible for vetting and selecting a qualified candidate for President/CEO to run the day-to-day management activities.  The day-to-day business is conducted under the management of the officers.

Board Members

David R. Leggett
Board Member & Board Chair

David R. Leggett is a business owner in Pennsylvania and hang glider pilot.  David has previously served as president of Recreation RRG,  president of United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, and president of 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 United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association's board of directors for many years. Mark currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation For Free Flight.

Calef Letorney
Board Member

Calef Letorney is a Paragliding flight school owner in Vermont, who previously served on the board of directors of United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association.


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.

Christina Kindstedt
Board Member

Christina Kindstedt is Managing Director at Advantage Insurance, an independent captive management firm. She provides strategic risk management at the intersection of risk, finance and Insurtech. Her clientele, within and outside the US, ranges from Fortune 200 to small non-profits. Captives and RRGs under her team’s management write over $3 billion in annual premium.





Timothy Sullivan
President & CEO

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.

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 United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Since formation of Recreation RRG he has served as its Secretary, Risk Management Officer and General Counsel.

Ariel Vadeboncoeur
Assistant Secretary

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