Owner/Chief Executive Officer
Wisconsin native Anita L. Oberwortmann moved to Kansas in 1973, and, in 1978, she started a janitorial services company in Wichita. Anita purchased Metro Courier in 1999 and remains President and Owner along her son, James.
She is extremely well-known and respected in the Wichita community for her unprecedented leadership skills and her give-back-to-the-community attitude, having been involved in a never-ending list of non-profit organizations, holding the title of President in most of them. She was the first Chairwoman of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce in 1995. There’s nowhere in Wichita that you go and people don’t know Anita.
Anita’s love for animals also takes up a big part of her life; her rescued dogs Jade and Charlie are “her world.” She loves the outdoors and gardening.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve seen or delivered at Metro?
Metro literally delivers anything if it is packaged correctly.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Sicily. My grandfather came through Ellis Island. My grandmother was Sicilian also. I would love to explore my history.
Fun fact about yourself:
I have a loom and used to weave and go to art fairs and sell my creations.
Movie title for the story of your life:
Honey Out of the Rock.
How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?
Who’d want to kill an elephant??
How do you feel about putting pineapple on pizza?
Yuck. That’s not Italian!
What is a slogan for your life?
“You can catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.”
If you could meet any living person for a chat over a shared dinner, who would you pick and why?
Charles Koch, because I would love to understand more about how he created his empire.
What’s the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?
“The Sopranos.” I am intrigued by the Mob.
Congratulations! You’ve got three wishes! What would you like?
Peace on earth, happiness for my family, and great wealth so I could impact change.
What does the future look like in three words or less?
If your dog or cat started talking but made you swear that you’d never tell a soul, would you keep it a secret?
Of course. That would be awesome.
Perfect night off:
Peace and quiet. Reading a book. Listening to smooth jazz. Loving on my dogs.
Coffee or tea?
Scariest thing you’ve ever done:
Hung off the side of a tall building.
Do you have a life motto you live by?
If you believe, you can achieve.
Working for Metro is…
An honor. Being an owner is a dream come true.