A lifelong native of Jackson, Mississippi, Robert Lampton attended Jackson Preparatory High School and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration.
Joining family owned and operated business Ergon upon graduation, Robert now serves as president of Ergon, Inc. A diversified energy oil company, Ergon has a presence throughout the US, Europe, and Asia and is made up of six different business sectors. Robert serves on the boards of both Ergon and the Ergon Foundation, as well as on two boards at the University of Mississippi. He has previously served on the boards of Mississippi Valley Title Insurance and Jackson Preparatory School.
Robert and Pryor live in Jackson, Mississippi. They have five grown children and two grandkids.