Emily Forrest has served as the Associate Director of Stewardship & Advancement Services in the Office of Development since 2015. She is a Nashville native and a proud graduate of the UTC College of Business. She previously worked in the Chancellor's Office as Coordinator of Programs & Events. 

Emily currently serves on the Chattanooga Region UT Alumni Network as Past President . She is a former board member of UTAA Women's Council, UTAA Board of Governor's Marketing Committee, UTC Alumni Board, including a term as president of the UTC GOLD Council (Graduates of the Last Decade) as well as member and board secretary of the Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachian Council.

Emily was named one of the "Top 20 Under 40" in Chattanooga by Chatter Magazine in 2013. She is a UT Leadership Institute Graduate and Holmberg Art Leadership Institute Graduate. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Hixson and enjoy spending time with their daughter, Caroline.