The C. William Hall Award honors members who have made a significant contribution to the Society and have an outstanding record in establishing, developing, maintaining and promoting the objectives and goals of the Society. Dr McMillin has been a steadfast supporter and practitioner of biomaterials science for over 30 years and has been helping patients from positions in academia, industry and as a consultant. A founding member of the Biomedical Engineering department at University of Akron, Dr. McMillin directed the cardiovascular facilities. He was a scientist and research director at AcroMed, where he developed orthopedic implants including, notably spinal disc implants. Dr. McMillin was a supporter of the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act, and his service to the biomaterials community continues in many ways, as an active member of the IRB at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, as an officer of the Biomaterials and Medical Products Commercialization Special Interest Group, and as co-organizer of several important sessions at annual meetings, including the well-received SFB Business Plan Competition in Denver for which he was also a judge and peer reviewer.