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How to Train a New Director

When Nathan Gravel got a call from Dave Mansfield, chief executive officer of The Provident Bank in Amesbury, Massachusetts, he was not at all prepared for how the conversation would end. Gravel assumed Mansfield was calling for help identifying someone with technology experience to put on the bank’s board of directors. Every bank is looking for that nowadays, and Gravel is deeply versed in the subject, given his role as vice president of information security and information technology at GraVoc Associates. But that’s not what Mansfield had in mind. He didn’t want Gravel’s help finding someone to sit on the...