For Immediate Release: February 23, 2022

Contact: Andrew Jefferis,


South Carolina State Representative Joins Aii Advisory Council


Charleston, S.C. (February 23, 2022) – South Carolina State Representative Marvin Pendarvis joins the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) Advisory Council. In this volunteer capacity, Rep. Pendarvis will provide local insight from one of the most critical infrastructure hubs in America.

“We’re excited to welcome Rep. Pendarvis as an Advisor to Aii,” said Aii Director of Public Policy Benjamin Dierker. “Infrastructure challenges are always felt at a local level. Having a community advocate who is in tune with the pulse of Charleston– with its many infrastructure challenges and solutions– is a huge boon to our organization.”

Marvin grew up in North Charleston, South Carolina. Since his election in 2017, Marvin has been a fierce advocate for education, affordable housing, and economic empowerment. In a short period of time, Rep. Pendarvis has become a vocal leader on many key issues, including the growing infrastructure gap, and has shown an ability to develop key relationships that aid him in pushing his platform and the people’s agenda.

A national think tank, Aii explores the intersection of economics, law, and public policy in the areas of climate, damage prevention, energy, infrastructure, innovation, technology, and transportation. With a mission to help foster innovative solutions to current and future infrastructure challenges, Aii engages through awareness, education, and research.

“Working with a national organization that cares about local issues is a great catalyst for meaningful change,” said Pendarvis. “I am hopeful that my role with Aii will help to improve conditions for my constituents and create an example for the nation.”

A two-time graduate of the University of South Carolina, Marvin understands the importance of maintaining an active presence in his community and, in addition to membership in the S.C. Bar, maintains memberships in over a dozen local and state professional, advocacy, and civic organizations. He joins Aii as its seventh advisor on a council including academics, engineers, public policy specialists, and former public officials.

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The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) is an independent, national research and educational organization dedicated to identifying our nation’s infrastructure needs, creating awareness of those needs, and finding solutions to critical public policy challenges. Aii strives to promote proven, innovative technology and higher safety standards in a non-partisan manner to achieve excellence nationwide.

The Alliance is a think tank consisting of two non-profits: the National Infrastructure Safety Foundation (NISF) 501(c)(4) and the Public Institute for Facility Safety (PIFS) 501(c)(3)