Higher Roads

Founder and President

Jack Milligan has traveled down many roads that led to the founding of Higher Roads.

With more than 30 years of experience in trucking, he has held lobbying, fundraising, sales and leadership positions with Kansas Motor Carrier Association, the American Trucking Associations, the National Association of Independent Truckers and the Truckload Carriers Association.

Jack was a founding partner of The Alliance of Independent Trucking Professionals, a professional services group that provided tax and book keeping products and services for truckers, as well as business education. When The Alliance was sold, he reinvented the concept in Higher Roads, The Center for Business Advancement.

Jack is intimately familiar with the issues that affect trucking companies, drivers and owner operators. His unique and far-reaching network of contacts enables him to put together partnerships and programs that enhance the success of Owner Operators.

He has effectively introduced new ideas to fleet owners about how to help independent trucking professionals achieve long-term success, and inspired a commitment to education and independence as key factors in recruiting and retaining drivers.

He also takes his message directly to Owner Operators, speaking and writing about credit scores, tax and business planning through industry media and one-on-one consultations with clients. In every venue, he underscores the importance of establishing a plan and sticking to it in order to achieve success. Listen to Jack and other Higher Roads experts on the Dave Nemo Show, XM Satellite Radio.

What Jack does best:
I connect the dots.

Favorite Expression:
Life is divided into thirds. One third is professional; one third is personal, and one third whatever you make of it.

Personal Interests:
My kids and college football.


Executive Team

Executive Team

Jack Milligan
Founder and President

Kent Smith
Certified Public Accountant

Jimmy Harper
Account Representative

Kelli Brown
Account Representative