How to Choose a Board Member by Mark Friedman Posted 7/2/2012 12:00 am Updated 4 years ago When it comes to serving on a public company's board of directors, one size doesn't fit all. Experts say a board member nominee must understand the company's industry, its history and its traditions. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 20 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.