a2z, Inc. Opens Dallas Office and Appoints Sharon Buck New Sales Director

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2002
Contact: Manager of Marketing and PR
Phone: 410-740-9200
Fax: 410-740-9201

a2z, Inc. Opens Dallas Office and
Appoints Sharon Buck New Sales Director

Columbia, MD-a2z, Inc., leading international developer of web-based software for associations and independent show organizers, announced today the opening of their Dallas office and the appointment of Sharon Buck, former Exposition Manager with the American Heart Association (AHA), as their new Regional Sales Director.

Prior to joining a2z Inc., Ms. Buck served as Expositions Manager for the AHA in Dallas where she introduced and launched a2zShow for four of the association's expositions. During her fourteen years of service with the AHA, Ms. Buck was the assistant to the Medical Director of Scientific Sessions - the largest cardiovascular meeting in the world. She also served on the National Board of HCEA (Healthcare Convention and Exhibitions Association) and on the Local Chapter of IAEM (International Association for Exhibition Management).

"Sharon has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the health care and association industry, and I know she is going to be a great asset to our company and especially our clients", explained Michael Hatch, Sr. Vice President of Marketing & Sales of a2z.

Ms. Buck's new responsibilities will focus on marketing and sales of a2zShow, the company's online trade show software program, which allows associations, independent show organizers, and corporations to more effectively and efficiently manage and market their conferences, special events and trade shows online, in real time.

"a2zShow was such a great solution, saved AHA hundreds of hours of staff time, and the customer-service was so exceptional" said Ms. Buck, "that the decision to join a2z, so I could share it with more conference and expo managers, just seems like a natural!"