Michael and Lisa Tiernan of Delray Beach and Charles and Sheryl Ranson of Tallahassee are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Elizabeth Whitaker Tiernan and Alexander Hunter Ranson. Whitney is a graduate of Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. Alex is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, Lawrence, Kan., and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The couple resides in New York City where she is a director of merchandise planning at Polo Ralph Lauren, and he is employed by Credit Suisse, working in the area of leveraged finance capital markets.
Whitney is the granddaughter of Douglas Warner Shook (deceased) and Elizabeth Shook Howell and H. Scott Howell of Alexander City, Ala., and John William Tiernan (deceased) and Lynda Tiernan Stokes of Gulf Stream. Alex is the grandson of the Rev. Arthur Jones Ranson, Jr. and Lillian Rigby Ranson (both deceased) of Apopka and Harold Alfred Scott (deceased) and Letitia Scott Sanders (deceased) and V. Troy Sanders of Long Beach, N.Y.
The wedding will take place at the First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach in late April. After a wedding trip to the Caribbean the couple will reside in New York City.