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Carta, Inc. Hires New Chief Technology Officer; Chris Gordon -- Former Technology Advisor to Arizona Governor -- Joins Executive Team at Carta, Inc.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2000

E-government leader Carta, Inc. today announced the addition of Chris Gordon -- the Governor of Arizona's former technology advisor -- to the company's growing executive team.

A public sector veteran, Gordon is widely considered one of the most important players in government technology. He has nearly ten years of experience working in government and technology for the State of Arizona, which has been in the vanguard of e-government. Prior to joining Carta, Gordon served as the CTO for Governor Jane Dee Hull of Arizona. Under this position, Gordon also served as the CTO for all of Arizona's 120 state agencies.

Gordon will play an integral role in Carta's national expansion plans. His extensive experience pioneering government technology adoption complements Carta's ability to develop customized Web solutions that meet government's needs.

"Chris is by far one of the most impressive and widely respected government technology experts in the country," said Chris Roberts, founder and CEO of Carta, Inc. "He will have an immediate and positive impact for us."

Gordon's public-sector experience also includes a position as the CIO to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Under his leadership, Arizona became the first state in the nation to put the full state Uniform Commercial Code index on the Internet with live search capabilities and post "real-time" election results. Additionally, Gordon was employed by the Arizona House of Representatives and was responsible for information technology utilization. He was the key expert for redistricting and population analysis.

About Carta, Inc.

Carta, Inc. is an industry leader and award-winning e-government solutions company.

Founded in 1996 by Chris Roberts, Carta's president and CEO, the firm has set itself apart in the industry by successfully solving problems for state and local governments. That success is the result of Carta's devotion to a comprehensive approach to e-government that integrates strategy, design and technology tailored to the individual needs of each government client.

The company's work has received praise from the highest levels of government and within the technology industry. Carta was an integral part of a team that developed the Smart Permitting Program for Silicon Valley municipalities. In 1999, this unique program earned the prestigious "Solutions" Technology Achievement Award. The company's other notable projects include developing Web sites and e-government solutions for California Governor Gray Davis and Solano County. Carta's private sector clients include Gallo Winery, the Almond Board of California, Airtouch and the California Rice Industry Association.

Carta is a privately held company headquartered in Sacramento. It currently employs an in-house team of more than 100 highly skilled creative, strategic and engineering professionals who are all tied together by a project management team. The strategic group consists of Internet planners, business analysts, content developers, e-commerce specialists, system analysts and site architects. The creative team includes designers, art directors and Web developers. The engineering team is staffed by database, software, application and network engineers. Carta's projected growth anticipates 300 employees nationwide by December 2000.
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