With a political career spanning three decades, Chad is CPG’s senior strategist.
Recognized as a “Rising Star” in American political consulting by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2004, Chad co-founded Zata|3, a company that established a new benchmark for award-winning telecommunications firms the following year. In 2010 he was named to the “Democratic Dream Team for Political Consultants” and in 2011, Chad played a central role in defeating the Personhood Amendment 26 in MS earning “Best of the Best” accolades from the American Association of Political Consultants
This IA native provided paid phones for blue dogs in the reddest of states to digital ads for two of the three first-time state legislative LGBT candidates. Gosselink has diversified his role as senior strategist and is often found behind the camera serving as videography or photographer. His photos earned CPG a Reed Nomination for Best Use of Photography in 2016.
He is Past-President for the Mid-Atlantic AAPC. Chad earned a BA in Government from Connecticut College - just like Sean Spicer.
Cartney Renn McCracken
Cartney is an award winning political campaign strategist with 360-degree expertise in overall campaign strategy and management, image creation, earned communications strategy, digital ad development and social media, as well as direct mail.
Prior to CPG, she provided strategic direction for over thirty-five soup-to-nuts political campaigns from city council to statewide races at Rainmaker, Inc., a state-based agency in West Virginia. She served as Press Secretary and key communications advisor for several successful statewide races, and was a key player in forming West Virginia’s first SuperPAC.
Cartney introduced social media into West Virginia political campaigns, and became the first credentialed political blogger in the state. Her blog, Politico in Stilettos, has been linked in the New York Times’ blog, The Caucus, and has been noticed by MTV’s Casting Director who tapped Cartney for a potential show. A graduate of West Virginia University, she brings a devil’s in the details approach to every project she works on.
Client Relations Manager
Jered is thrilled to be joining the CPG team as an Associate. A University of Puget Sound graduate, he brings over a decade of brand management and marketing experience. Previously, Jered created a reading program at a local elementary school as a part of his service with Americorps. His program, a part of the No Child Left Behind Initiative, would be implemented in Title 1 schools statewide. Jered later served as the Fair Housing Coordinator at Legal Aid Hawaii.
Bella Dot McCracken
Bella Dot McCracken serves as Pawlitical Director at Control Point Group. A Maryland native, this progressive leader of the pack has made quite a name for herself at such a young age.
“Ready for Bella Dot” has exploded across the United States and abroad because she refuses to lay down and roll over on immigration, women’s equality and animal testing.
Working with NARAL (National Animal Rights Action League) and Planned Poochhood, Bella Dot pulls the leash forward for pro-choice pups. She’s been bestowed “Best In Show” by the AAPC (American Association of Pawlitical Canines) for several media spots, including “Payback’s a Bitch,” “Dust Your Leash Off,” and “This Dog Will Hunt.”
Bella Dot currently serves on the WUFPAC and Barking Start Board of Directors.
Director of Operations
Joshua is very excited to be a part of the CPG team as the Director of Operations. A University of Maryland graduate, Joshua manages the firm's databases and oversees all CPG's operations. He coordinates review and approval processes, builds and manages data files for all communication efforts, and coordinates communications at each step in the process. Joshua has detailed experience in telephone town halls, research, targeting, and copywriting. He has worked with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan, Congressman Paul Tonko, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and dozens of other candiates and elected officals.