From left to right: Jim Chalmers, Dottie Chalmers Cutter, and Steve Cote
"One of the things I am most proud of at Chalmers is that we’ve moved with the times. We’re adaptable, nimble, and responsive to the evolving nature of the business.”
“As a family-owned business, we truly mean it when we say that we’ll treat you like a member of our family.”
Dottie is the fourth generation owner and head of operations at Chalmers. Her psychology degree from Bowdoin College has translated into a passion for talent development, mentorship, and motivation and engagement in the workplace. She supervises the middle-management team and is celebrated as a dynamic coaching leader who invests in her co-workers’ professional and personal growth – all of which she sees as key to the agency’s longstanding success. Dottie has successfully transitioned her agency from performance management to performance development, embracing a shift in mindset from “manager as a boss” to “manager as a coach.”
She has been recognized nationally by leading insurance industry associations for her work in supporting internships to increase the interest in insurance as a career and is responsible for the establishment and recruitment of Chalmers’ internship program.
Dottie is Vice Chair of the Board of the Institute of Family Owned Business in Maine and is moving into the Chairwoman role in January 2022, as well as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Maine. She currently serves on the MMG Insurance Company Agency Advisory Council.
In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, riding her Peloton bike and spending time with her husband, Adam, Director of Information and Security at Chalmers, and three children: Sofia, Mackenzie and William. She lives in North Yarmouth, Maine.
Jim is a fourth generation owner of Chalmers and oversees the sales operations of the agency. A graduate of Bowdoin College, Jim is passionate about expanding niche programs, such as Chalmers Camp Insurance, and strives to provide comprehensive insurance and loss control solutions to all of our clients.
“Our family has always been extremely involved in our community. Chalmers has been in existence for over 164 years, but these values of giving back and activism are the same today as they were a hundred years ago."