Katie Heckerd and Derek Wells, both of Gahanna, are announcing their engagement.

Katie is the daughter of Denny and Deb Heckerd of Bloomville. She graduated in 2006 from Seneca East High School and in 2010 from Ohio Northern University. She is the fundraising manager for Ruffalo CODY, a non-profit organization at Otterbein University.

Derek is the son of Bob and Tracy Wells of Fremont. He is a 2005 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and a 2009 graduate of Terra State Community College. He works for JP Morgan Chase and Co.

The couple plans to exchange vows May 24, 2014.