Lamp is owner of Robert L. Lamp & Associates LLC, a consulting company that provides services to North Dakota businesses. In 2010, he retired as president and CEO of the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association and the Automobile Dealers Association of North Dakota. During his career, he was a member of numerous trade association professional organizations and held leadership positions with many of the organizations. He continues to be a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Lamp earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Dakota and his master’s in guidance counseling from North Dakota State University.