Previously on the GPS Board of Trustees from 2008 to 2014, Michelle Ruest is an affiliate broker with Crye-Leike Realtors. She is the past-president of the board of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Ruest is past-president of the Junior League of Chattanooga, which Ruest served as a trustee and continues to support as a sustainer. She has been active with ArtsBuild, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Guild, Chambliss Center for Children, Leadership Chattanooga, and as a vestry member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She previously served as co-chair of Visions along with fellow board member Caroline Bentley. Ruest and her husband, Dick Gossett, have been co-chairs of the GPS Annual Fund and are the parents of two GPS alumnae, Laura Baxter Gossett ’06 and Sarah Raleigh Gossett ’10.