Edward Arthur Akers III of Edwardsville, IL and Kathleen Elizabeth Kohm, of Virginia Beach, VA, are to be married in the spring of 2017 in Virginia Beach. Mr. Akers/Eddie is a Financial Analyst at DRW Holdings in Chicago, and Ms. Kohm/Kathleen is an Analyst at Epsilon Economics, also in Chicago. Parents of the groom-to-be are Edward Arthur Akers II and Donna Christine Akers of Edwardsville, where Ed Akers is a Superintendent at Keller Construction and Donna serves as a Registered Nurse at Hospital Sisters Health Systems Medical Group Neuroscience Center. The bride-to-be's parents are Joseph Alfred Kohm Jr. and Lynne Marie Kohm of Virginia Beach, VA. Joe Kohm is an attorney and serves as the City Director for the C.S. Lewis Institute, Virginia Beach and Lynne is Professor and Associate Dean of External Affairs and Faculty Development at Regent University School of Law. Eddie's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schumacher of Edwardsville, the late Pat Schumacher and the late Edward Akers and Peggy Sinclair; Kathleen's grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Kohm, Sr. of Ithaca, NY, Mrs. Lois Donnelly of Selkirk, NY, and the late Mr. James R. Donnelly. Eddie and Kathleen both attended the University of Chicago where they met through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Eddie has a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy and Kathleen has a B.A. in Economics. Both were Varsity Athletes for their entire college careers. The couple will continue to live and work in downtown Chicago after their spring wedding.
Published in the Ithaca Journal on July 30, 2016