Robbie is the owner, founder, and president of Rudolph’s, Inc., an international tire and domestic wholesaler, established in 1981 with a home base in Murray, Kentucky and Rudolph Freight, Inc. a 48 state truck load carrier.
In 1988, he co-founded the Amazon Valley Mission Organization, AMOR, a volunteer mission organization that provides dental work, medical care and eyeglasses to Brazil. In 2008 he and his wife Lisa, established the Four Rivers Scholarship Fund a program designed to provide assistance and encouragement to students to pursue post-secondary education and vocational careers in four school districts in far western Kentucky.
Robbie served as Kentucky’s Secretary of the Executive Cabinet under Governor Ernie Fletcher during 2006 and 2007 and as Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet from 2003 to 2006. He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky in the 2007 election, running along with incumbent Ernie Fletcher.
Robbie is a 1973 graduate of Fulton High School, attended Murray State University. He is married to Lisa Rudolph, a registered nurse, who graduated from Murray State University. Robbie and Lisa have two children, Mallory, a graduate of Ole Miss and Grant, a graduate of Murray State.