Charlotte E. Lamp, Ph.D.

Port Blakely Companies

Dr. Charlotte Lamp, a retired junior high and high school teacher, is now a researcher and consultant. Her primary research focus is family governance for extended business families. She is a third-generation family member, a shareholder of Port Blakely Companies, and presently serves on her family’s council as Governance Coordinator. During two previous family council terms, Dr. Lamp served as Education Coordinator and developed her family’s education program known as Eddy Academy. Over the years, this early project has expanded to include programs such as early education activities, teenage leadership development, college internships, and adult hands-on experiences. 
 
Dr. Lamp delivers practical and enthusiastically received presentations on such topics as education, transitions and successions, family governance, and leadership development for business families. Through Rockwood Consulting, LLC, Dr. Lamp mentors business families in their pursuit of family governance and supports other business advisers working with family businesses. She has authored many articles for Family Business Magazine and currently enjoys working as part of a research team headed by Dennis Jaffe, PhD investigating successful practices of global centennial business families. Dr. Lamp holds a BS in Biological Sciences, an MA in Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Leadership Studies. She is a fellow of the Family Firm Institute from which she holds an advanced certificate in family business advising. 
 
Dr. Lamp resides in Spokane, Washington with her husband, Don. She has two grown children and participates in various civic activities which currently include membership on the board of Mobius Science Center and delivering Meals on Wheels. Past involvements have included the board of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, WAMPUM, Connoisseur Concerts, and Spokane Symphony.