[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Gina L. Bianchini has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive.

Ms. Bianchini, 39, is the founder of Mighty Software, a company based in Palo Alto, Calif., that creates social software solutions. Prior to founding Mighty Software, Ms. Bianchini was chief executive officer of Ning, a social platform she co-founded in 2004 that enables users to create unique social experiences online.

Ms. Bianchini created Ning after co-founding and serving as president of Harmonic Communications, an advertising tracking, measurement and optimization company that was acquired by Dentsu. Earlier in her career, she oversaw acquisitions, equity investments and new business development for CKS Group, a marketing software company. She began her career at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst in its high technology group.

Ms. Bianchini graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned her master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000.