Clara Laurent heads Wauchula State Financial Services. Clara Laurent was appointed principal financial adviser for Wauchula State Financial Services, which offers investment and insurance products and services through Infinex Investments. Laurent, a fifth-generation Hardee County resident, joined Wauchula State Bank in 2013 shortly after graduating from Florida Southern College with a bachelor's in business administration. Laurent served as a real estate valuation specialist for three years at Wauchula State Bank, then became a part of the WSFS team. She is a registered investment adviser representative and a registered representative of Infinex Investments and holds the Series 7 and 66 registrations, as well as the Florida Life, Health, & Annuity license. Assisting Laurent at WSFS is Joy Evers, who recently joined the team after more than 17 years with Wauchula State Bank. Evers began her career in banking in 1985 and has served in a variety of leadership and customer service roles. Like Laurent, Evers was born and raised in Hardee County.