The Board of Education selected Rogger Ortiz to fill a vacant spot on the board a special meeting Monday night.
Ortiz will serve the rest of former trustee Robyn Kingston's term. Kingston resigned from the board in January and moved to Texas.
"On behalf of the applicants, I want to thank the board for interviewing us and I thank the board for selecting me," Ortiz said. "I look forward to working with them."
Ortiz and his wife own Christina by Design salon. His sons attend George Washington Middle School and Randall Carter Elementary School. He coaches soccer at the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne.
Ortiz was one of five people who interviewed for the position.
"Whoever they picked, Wayne would have been in good hands," Ortiz said. "I was very impressed with the other applicants."
Ortiz said he will participate as a trustee at a special public meeting on the school district's budget Wednesday night at Wayne Hills High School. He will need to be sworn in before the meeting is held.