Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Loperfido, of Weedsport, and Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Blackwell, of Tallahassee, Fla., announce the engagement of their children, Katie Elizabeth Loperfido and Zachary Addison Blackwell, of Washington, D.C.

Ms. Loperfido is a graduate of SUNY Oswego and holds a master's degree in communication studies from Gonzaga University. She is employed at Independent Journal Review.

Mr. Blackwell is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in accounting and finance. He is a CPA and a consultant with RSM.

An August 2017 wedding is planned.