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VeraBank Welcomes SVP of Mortgage Lending and VP of Commercial Lending to College Station Branch

May 4, 2022

College Station – VeraBank welcomes Melanie Becka and Baylor Lyon to its lending team. Becka will serve as Senior Vice President of Mortgage Lending and Lyon as Vice President of Commercial Lending.

“We continue to grow our talented team of bankers in Bryan-College Station,” said Senior Vice President – Regional Manager Joel Jackson. “Melanie brings extensive mortgage experience with a focus on area homeowners, realtors and builders. Baylor is extremely involved in the community and understands the value of relationships with commercial clients.”

“We are excited to welcome Melanie and Baylor to our Bryan-College Station team,” said VeraBank President and CEO Brad Tidwell. “Their commitment to building lasting relationships and collaborative approach to finding the best solutions for our customers make them both excellent additions to our bank.”

Becka started her career in banking as a teenager and brings more than 24 years of experience to her new role. As a mortgage lender Becka will be helping customers with all types of home lending – purchase, refinance, construction. Becka earned a degree in Agri Business from Texas A&M University. When she isn’t cheering on her family or playing sports herself, Becka is giving back to the community. She is involved with many local nonprofits, including Greater Brazos Valley Home Builder Association, Burleson County Chamber of Commerce, Bryan College Station Chamber of Commerce, Bryan College Station Realtor Association and Women’s Council of Realtors. Melanie Becka can be reached at or (979) 704-6556 ext. 5019.

Lyon has been in banking for 13+ years, including five years of commercial lending experience. Lyon earned a degree in Ag Leadership with an emphasis in Business from Texas A&M University. He is committed to community involvement and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bryan College Station Chamber of Commerce,  Leadership Brazos Alumni Associationand Junior Achievement. An avid outdoorsman,when he isn’t spending time withfamily youcan find Lyon enjoying a bitof golf, huntingor fishing. Baylor Lyoncanbe reached at blyon@verabank.comor (979) 704-6556 ext.5017.

About VeraBank

VeraBank is a privately owned community bank that serves 16 counties in East, Central and Southeast Texas with ~500 employees, a network of 38 conveniently located branches, $3.8 billion in assets, and trust assets under management of approximately $950 million. Since 1930, VeraBank has remained committed to genuine banking, providing excellent personal service with the latest in banking technology. Visit us online at Member FDIC.

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