Anne Elizabeth Betts and Michael John Schmidt announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Gene and Jan Betts, Austin, Texas, formerly of Leawood, and Paul and Maryann Schmidt, Chesapeake, Va.

Grandparents are Herschel and Joan Betts, Oberlin, and Ralph Engel, Hays.

The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., where she majored in business with an emphasis in finance. She is a senior financial analyst at Boston Scientific Corp.

The prospective bridegroom graduated from the University of Virginia where he earned a business degree with an emphasis in marketing. He is a brand strategist for Zeus Jones.

A Nov. 10, 2012, wedding is planned in Charlottesville.