4TH GENERATION OWNER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Dottie graduated from Bowdoin College in 2003 and joined Chalmers Insurance Group two years later. She is a licensed Maine Property and Casualty Insurance Agent and started with a personal lines book of business. In 2018, she and her cousin, Jim Chalmers, purchased the agency from their fathers. Jim now serves as Vice President of Sales and Dottie oversees 100 co-workers at eight agency locations, six in Maine and two in New Hampshire.
Dottie is passionate about attracting young professionals to the insurance industry and is responsible for establishing, and recruiting for, a Chalmers internship program. She is also a leader in talent development, mentoring supervisors and managers on how to be effective Coaching Leaders. She pays close attention to motivation and engagement in the workplace and has created a culture of positivity, continuous learning and professional development, earning Chalmers Insurance Group the distinction of being a 2021 Best Place to Work in Insurance.
In 2015, Dottie was named an “Insurance Young Gun” by Insurance Business America in 2015 and was featured in HR Magazine in 2018 as a homegrown leader. Her civic duties include Chair of the Board of the Institute of Family Owned Business in Maine, as well as serving on the board of the Girl Scouts of Maine. She enjoys downhill skiing, spinning on her Peloton bike, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Adam, and three children, Sofia, Mackenzie, and William. She resides in north Yarmouth, Maine.