David M. Beasley served as Governor of South Carolina from 1995-1999. During his term as Governor, he led delegations on economic development and trade missions throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa, resulting in the recruitment or expansion of more than 400 large corporations to South Carolina and 22 billion dollars of new investment. Following his term as Governor, he served as a fellow at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. In 2002, Governor Beasley led a twenty-one person delegation focused on economic development to Tunisia. In 2003, he received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award. In April, 2005, Governor Beasley, along with long-time friend and Chief Legal Counsel in his administration, Henry L. Deneen, incorporated the Center for Global Strategies, Ltd (CGS). CGS is focused on developmental initiatives in the non-integrated world. Currently, Governor Beasley serves as its Chairman of the Board.