April 21, 2017: Linda Martinez has been hired as an Economic Development Manager at the administration of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Martinez's post would be similar to that of the former Executive Director for Development, a post that Barbara Geisman held in former Mayor Francis Slay's administration, one person said. Martinez worked for a brief time as the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development for former Gov. Jay Nixon. Martinez received her bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her law degree from Washington University. Her biography on Bryan Cave's website says she specializes in public-private partnerships for the creation of public facilities, museums, sports and entertainment complexes and commercial, industrial, manufacturing and multifamily housing facilities. Bryan Cave, with 2016 revenue of $607.76 million, is one of the largest private companies in the St. Louis region. The company has 1,896 employees, including 570 in St. Louis.