Joe and Karen Ryan of Hilton Head Island announce the engagement of their son, Joey Ryan of Jacksonville, Fla., to Afton Anechiarico of Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Tia Anechiarico and Robert Murphy of Middlebury, Vt., and Kurt Anechiarico and Cindy Crawford of Middlebury, Vt.
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a degree in Sports Management. She works for the The Jacksonville Sharks in Community Relations.
The groom-elect is a graduate of Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration. He is a Retirement Specialist at Merrill Lynch in Jacksonville.
A wedding is planned for Oct. 11, 2014.