Amaya has more than 35 years of financial industry experience. He has worked as a consumer market manager, district manager, regional manager and branch manager. He has worked in management with community, private, business and commercial banking. He is also a U.S. Army veteran and served as a military policeman.
Amaya is a member of the American Bankers Association, the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the Optimist Club, Kiwanis International and the American Legion. He studied business administration and finance at the Anderson School of Business at University of California-Los Angeles and California State University-Northridge.