Frank Ceresi served as the Curator and Executive Director of Collections for the MCI National Sports Gallery, the country's first all sports museum, from 1997 to 2001. As Curator, he was responsible for the entire National Sports Gallery artifact and memorabilia collection, including acquisition, deaccession, attribution, authentication and research of the extensive collection.
Mr. Ceresi has written extensively on the history of sports and the value of sports artifacts for several sports publications including Sports Collectors Digest and The Vintage & Classic Baseball Collector. He is also a regular columnist for BaseballLibrary.com, Baseball-Almanac.com, AuctionWatch.com, and Black Memorabilia Newsletter.
Mr. Ceresi is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He specializes in the appraisal of sports artifacts and memorabilia.
From 1987 to 1997, Mr. Ceresi served as Family Court Judge in Arlington, Virginia. After being admitted to the Virginia Bar in May, 1975, he went into general practice in Arlington. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and received his Juris Doctorate from T.C. Williams School of Law in 1974.
Carol McMains served as Assistant Curator for the National Sports Gallery fro three years. In that capacity she was responsible for the research, development, and coordination of an ever-changing collection of exhibits representing the history of American sport for display at the museum. During her tenure with the Gallery, Ms. McMains created and implemented several educational and community outreach programs and events.
Prior to joining the National Sports Gallery, Ms. McMains served two years as an assistant to the Judges of the Arlington County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. As a Legislative Assistant for Raffaelli, Spees, Springer & Smith for eight years, Ms. McMains was responsible for researching and tracking legislation and organizing political fundraising events.